ROCESTER boss Mark Kavanagh is refusing to press the panic button, despite three league defeats on the bounce.
The Romans travel to Coleshill Town tomorrow, kick-off 3pm, and Kavanagh will stick to his attacking principles.
He said: “It’s tough to moan and groan at the players because they are doing what I ask of them.
“It’s not a worry. We are creating chances and playing well.
“It’s just a question of putting it into the back of the net.”
Last weekend’s 2-1 reverse at Westfields was a case in point according to the Romans boss.
Kavanagh said: “They had literally two shots in target and scored two goals.
“We should have been 4-0 up within 15 minutes.
“It’s hard to understand how we didn’t win it.”
Nick Ward was unavailable on Saturday after Kavanagh had announced the signing of the former Leek Town and Kidsgrove Athletic player.
The Romans boss had earmarked Ward as the focal point in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
He said: “Hopefully he’ll be clear and fine to play on Saturday.
“Perhaps he would have made the difference (against Westfields).”
One player who will not make the trip to Coleshill is former Uttoxeter Town defender Jason Beardsley.
Kavanagh said: “Jason has done a fantastic job for us.
“We had to trim the budget again. Unfortunately Jason was one of those we had to look at reducing money or letting him go.
“Unfortunately he didn’t want to play for the money I could afford.”
Kavanagh had previously claimed there was “no money whatsoever”, and insists that Beardsley was not being paid out of club funds.
Midfielder Jordan Flattley, who was a no-show last weekend, said on Twitter that the Hillsfield club were paying players.
He said: “They (Rocester) pay for travel and wages for game day.”
The Rocester manager said: “I was paying him (Beardsley) out of my own pocket and could not keep doing it.”
Kavanagh also admits that some travel expenses are paid out.