ASSISTANT manager Larry Chambers says Halesowen Town must find better quality to backup their work-rate if they want to push away from the relegation dangerzone.

The Yeltz suffered a 1-0 loss to Tamworth at the Grove last Saturday as they failed to back up the previous week's battling draw against Alvechurch.

It means manager Rob Smith and assistant Chambers are still looking for their first win ahead of this Saturday's crucial trip to relegation rivals Hitchin Town. The Canaries are sitting one place and two points below third-from-bottom Hales in the Southern League Central.

Chambers knows how important the clash could be to Halesowen's survival ambition.

He said: "It is a big game and looks like a real six-pointer already because they're down there with us at the moment.

"However, to be honest, they are all big games for us at the moment because we really do need to start winning games sooner rather than later.

"We can't fault the application and commitment of the players for us. They are all working really hard since we came in but we are just looking for a little bit more quality.

"We have a few irons in the fire and hopefully we'll be able to get a couple of new players in before the weekend.

"We have chosen to make a lot of changes in a short amount of time and that can mean it takes time. But by the weekend we'll have had a couple of training sessions under our belts so hopefully we'll start to see the difference."

On the Tamworth defeat, he added: "The game was looking like a draw to me and both sides were struggling to create chances.

"The difference was that they had quality players on the bench to change the game, including Chris Lait who got the winner.

"That is something we are looking to improve ourselves because we know that the depth of the squad could be better but also the quality.

"The disappointing thing about the loss on Saturday was the fact we went into the game really thinking we could get something out of it after such a good draw against Alvechurch in the previous game."