BOSS Bren Kelly has challenged his Sporting players to go on an unbeaten run heading into the new year.

Two second half goals from Shaquille McDonald couldn't prevent Bromsgrove being beaten 3-2 at Peterborough Sports last Saturday.

They now face St Ives Town at home this Saturday and Kelly wants the game to be the start of a much-needed run of form for his Rouslers.

He said: "We have plenty of games coming thick and fast now and our mentality has to be that we will go unbeaten between now and January 1st.

"The first thing we have to work on is being hard to beat.

"We have plenty of competition within the squad now so we'll be setting up with that in mind. We need to find a settled squad.

"I sound like a broken record but it was all about individual errors costing us again against Peterborough Sports.

"They are a good side and their front three are the best we've faced this season but we gave ourselves too much to do in the game.

"I think out of the 21 goals we have conceded that 14 of them have been handed to the opposition.

"It's not just one or two players it seems that everyone has taken it in turns to contribute to the mistakes.

"It's frustrating as a manager because you can't train that. It is simply a lack of concentration.

"The main positive for me is how we did in the second half. We were much more like our usual selves.

"Gift Mussa was brilliant to say it was his first 90 minutes for us and we have to look to carry that forward now."

The addition of midfielder Mussa from Leamington last week was quickly followed by the arrival of goalkeeper Dan Platt and a loan deal for Harriers defender Harry Higginson.

Kelly is also set to have Charlie Dowd, Nathan Hayward, Tom Taylor, Kieran Westwood and Rich Gregory back in contention as he looks for his side to bounce back to winning ways.