NEW boss Rob Smith admits he is faced with a “massive rebuilding job” at Halesowen Town.

The Yeltz lost his first game in charge at the Grove as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Stratford Town.

Smith and assistant Larry Chambers left Hednesford to take the Halesowen hotseat but had the size of their task underlined by a flat second half showing.

The new manager says he will be working hard to rejuvenate the squad with fresh faces as he looks to get Town back on track.

He said: “I thought we did okay in the first half. We stuck to the plan and came in at 0-0 and even had a couple of sniffs to have taken the lead.

“But as soon as they scored that first goal you saw what’s been happening to the team.

“I don’t think they believe themselves that they can get back into the game. From there on in there was only one team in it and we didn’t have a lot to be able to chance it either.

“It’s nothing we didn’t know before we came here. There are massive changes needed so every week you’ll see players coming in until we get it right.

“I think in all areas we are second best, so we need strengthening in every single area.

“A couple of lads haven’t done themselves any hard today but we’re not good enough and you can see that. We’ve got a massive rebuilding job on our hands.

“Overall, at the end, we looked like a well-beaten team with very little going forward. The team is massively in need of personnel but we’ll do that.

“We can’t change it in only a few days and we haven’t even had a training session yet so we’ll change the team until we get it right. There will be a lot of comings and goings.”