DUDLEY Town boss Dean Whitehouse admits he's fighting a losing battle to bring fresh faces to the Dell.

The Robins remain second from bottom of the West Midlands Premier League after last Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Hereford Lads Club.

Whitehouse has been keen to add some more experience to his youthful squad but says wage demands of potential additions are proving a sticking point.

"We need some more players that can improve us but it's been frustrating to try and make that happen," said the manager.

"There are average players who want a lot of money and there is no guarantee they'd improve us anyway.

"Players also don't want to come to Dudley Town at the moment because of where we are.

"We even look at the under-16s and have put a few of those in the first team as well, but that just sums up where we are at the moment.

"I can't fault the players at all though. They are working hard but they need some more support alongside them."

On the Hereford defeat, he added: "They were a big set of lads and I'd have been happy with a point beforehand.

"We huffed and puffed but weren't good enough.

"Things are improving but it's just happening very slowly."

Dudley are due to take on Bilston Town at the Dell on Wednesday night before going to fellow strugglers Pegasus Juniors this Saturday.