DUDLEY Kingswinford director of rugby Neil Shillingford isn't ready to give up on a late promotion push this season.

DK's winless run extended to five league games as they lost 19-15 against Midlands One West leaders Bromsgrove last Saturday.

Two quick-fire tries for Josh Holt either side of half time set-up the success for the Boars while handing DK another big set-back to their hopes of reigniting their faltering campaign.

The home side lead in the contest when the dangerous Charles Baffour powered over after just nine minutes but Bromsgrove hit back.

Matt Squires did get them within four points late on but they couldn't trouble the Boars again.

However, despite dropping 17 points adrift of second-placed Newbold, Shillingford is determined to keep tabs on the play-off position ahead of this Saturday's trip to Droitwich.

He said: "It was all about putting a decent performance in, especially after the previous results we'd had. I think we managed to do that even though we didn't get the win.

"Bromsgrove are a good side but we just couldn't get any momentum because we just didn't see enough of the ball.

"When we did get hold of it we gave it away too easily with poor handling and turnovers.

"In the end we were still in the game and could have pinched it at the end.

"We now need to just build on that improved performance and get back to picking up points.

"It's tough to still talk about that automatic promotion place now but I still think the play-off place could be a possibility for us.

"Newbold's results haven't been as strong of late and they still have to play Bromsgrove.

"We need to try and make sure that we're in a position to take advantage if they do slip up.

"Obviously there isn't room for us to slip up either now but we just need to focus week-to-week and making sure we give the punters who turn up to watch us have something to cheer.

"We have blooded some of the younger players recently and given more chances to those in the seconds, so that could benefit us next season and moving forwards."

Nick Adams is set to return this weekend but Aaron Hudson is targeting a comeback at the end of the month after a second concussion.