MANAGER Lee Hughes says his Halesowen Town players must show pride in their own performances despite facing a likely relegation.

The Yeltz are 11 points from safety following last Saturday's 3-0 loss at King's Lynn with a late bid for safety looking well beyond reach.

They head into the final five games of a disappointing campaign when Bedworth United visit the Grove this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The player/manager insists his squad will keep fighting.

He said: "The players are playing for next season now too. Even if they won't be here there may be other people looking at them, so they have to perform.

"They also have to have pride in themselves and what they are capable of and make sure they show people that they do care even in the face of relegation.

"We're not going to give up and we'll keep fighting. We have to make sure we do that.

"We must start the game well this weekend and make sure we are quick out the blocks."

On the King's Lynn loss, he added: "We were beaten by the better side to be honest and a team with one of the biggest budgets in this league.

"They are one of the better sides and we are where we are for a reason.

"We had a game plan but once they went ahead it was really difficult for us.

"The work-rate and effort was all there for us but they deserved the win."

Ivor Lawton needed 12 stitches in a facial wound after a clash of heads at King's Lynn but should still be available for Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Jack Kelly and Callam Mendez-Jones will both be assessed later this week.

Danny Bragoli will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken rib.