BOSS Bren Kelly says Bromsgrove Sporting must improve their faltering home form.

The Rouslers are yet to taste league victory at the Victoria Ground this season, with the FA Cup success over Leicester Road their only win from six games this season.

Their poor home form continued with last Saturday's 1-0 loss to Needham Market as Sporting dropped to 16th in the Southern League Central.

Kelly said: "We were the better side in the first half and were brighter at the start of the second half but didn't capitalise on that passage of play.

"Our concentration levels were poor for their goal and they hung on well and were resolute and organised.

"It was a disappointing defeat for us and our home form needs to improve now.

"We haven't quite got what we deserve out of some of the performances but it's still something we need to put right.

"It's strange because our home record has been brilliant over the last few years, especially with the support we get.

"We need to start scoring more goals and taking our chances."

They were set to face Bedworth at home in the league cup on Tuesday night before Saturday's trip to Rushden and Diamonds.

"I'm delighted we have a game so soon after Saturday," added the boss. "We had a very disappointed dressing room after we'd ended the game with a bit of a whimper.

"The players need show they are up for the fight.

"We need to be careful with our expectations this season but we also should not be in a position where we are struggling.

"The group we have is too good for that and it's not something we'll accept."

Meanwhile, Midfielder John Pykett played his final game for the club last Saturday ahead of a move to Australia.

Kelly said: "I'm delighted for the lad. His reasons for moving are personal but he's also looking to get a deal with a club in the league below the A-League.

"He has been great for us. He never missed a training session or a game unless their was an unforeseen issue.

"He is a true Rousler and will be thought of highly in the history of the club for what he has helped achieve."