HALESOWEN Town boss Rob Smith insists he will not accept another performance like the one seen in defeat to Redditch United on New Year's Day.

The Yeltz lost 3-0 at their relegation rivals as they failed to back up their first win under Smith against Banbury United three days before.

Town will now look to hit back quickly when they welcome seventh-placed Coalville to the Grove this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Smith was unhappy with the performance levels shown at the Trico Stadium and was quick to demand his players give much more this weekend.

He said: "We simply didn't turn up and I really didn't see that performance coming at all.

"We seemed in a good place and the attitude was right before the game. I even looked at the bench and the options we now have and started to think how strong that looked as well.

"It was a game we were ready for and looking forward to but then the players let themselves and the club down badly.

"I wasn't happy at all afterwards and the players know it was an unacceptable performance.

"I won't be putting up with performances like that again and it means Coalville really is a cup final for us now. We have to show a reaction after what happened at Redditch.

"If we win it there is every chance that we will be out of the bottom three."

Halesowen were hit with a setback before the Redditch game as Joel Taylor was recalled from his loan by parent club Kidderminster Harriers.

It means Smith is now searching for attacking options to boost the Yeltz.

He added: "Losing Joel was a real blow for us and one we didn't expect to happen. He is one of our real attacking threats.

"Getting a forward in is something we are working on because at the moment we aren't carrying anything like the threat I want.

"It's difficult because the best forwards are under contract so it may be that we need to go down the loan route, but we're working hard to get someone in."

Smith has bolstered his options, however, with the addition of former Hereford and Bristol,City midfielder Billy Murphy.