BROMSGROVE Sporting boss Brendan Kelly confirmed this week that his side would continue to pursue the Evo Stik Southern Central Division One title until it became mathematically impossible.

It followed a frustrating weekend where the Rouslers were left without a fixture which enabled title rivals Peterborough Sports to leap ahead of them by one point.

But Sports also have the luxury of two games in hand but a defiant Kelly said: “We will keep going until it’s out of our hands. But if we don’t win the title, then second place is where we want to be, because that will give us home advantage in the play-offs”.

The Rouslers’ prospects of runners-up spot was strengthened this week as they now sit six points clear of third placed Corby Town, both having played the same number of games.

Kelly admitted: “I didn’t really know what to do with myself on Friday, let alone Saturday as I’m so used to preparing for a game.

“It was a half and half situation from my perspective. Part of you wants to play because we’re on a good run of form having just obtained six straight wins, but on the other hand, it gives the likes of Richard Gregory, Nathan Hayward, Charlie Dowd and Tom Taylor the chance to recover from injury.

“I’d rather go into battle with those four players available than not, so from that point, it gave us the chance to recharge.

“They should all be available for Saturday’s trip to Welwyn Garden City but Will Shorrock is likely to remain sidelined."

Kelly also revealed he would be meeting with chairman Mike Burke later this week to decide whether they would look to strengthen the squad.

Kelly added: “We haven’t got any deals pending at the moment and I’m not especially looking to bring anyone else in - but we will look at the situation.

“I know Corby have brought new players in, yet they are now further away than ever, so it doesn’t always work. The last thing I want is to unsettle anything."