ROUSLERS boss Bren Kelly says he won't be afraid to ring the changes after watching his side slide to a 'soft' defeat at home to Coalville.

Goals from Luke Shaw, Thomas McGlinchey and Kairo Mitchell condemned Sporting to their second defeat in three games on Saturday as they again missed out on the chance to put distance between themselves and their nearest rivals at the top of the league.

Kelly's side remain at the summit of the Southern League Premier Central Division, but are now just three points clear of second-placed Peterborough Sports, who have two games in hand over them.

A frustrated Kelly said: "That's two weeks now when we could have capitalised but have failed to do so.

"It was a soft performance and we conceded soft goals - fair play to Coalville, they were worthy winners, but some of my big players just didn't turn up.

"I think we carried seven or eight of them on Saturday, so no-one can complain if they lose their shirt - we have good competition for places.

"We did have injury problems, and without those I might have had a stronger team out, but our performance was poor."

Sporting now head to Banbury United this Saturday (kick-off 3pm) in a match Kelly described as 'massive' for his side.

He added: "Banbury is going to be a tough ask - those that get the opportunity to put things right will have to perform, or risk losing their shirt."