HALESOWEN Town assistant manager Matt Clarke says the club will bring in new additions ahead of this weekend's crucial clash with Rushall Olympic.

The Yeltz continued to slump towards the drop with a 5-0 loss at fellow strugglers Whitby Town last Saturday.

It means Clarke and manager John Hill have been working overtime to freshen up their squad following five successive defeats.

Clarke said: "We are confident that two signings will get over the line and are hopeful of having a couple more after that as well.

"We have to roll the dice now because it's clear the squad is lacking leadership and also quality.

"We need fresh blood that can bring a different outlook.

"I do know that in all my years in football I've never worked as hard as I'm working now, and the same goes for the manager.

"It's not easy to attract players in the position we are in but we are hopefully of getting a few in this week."

On the Whitby capitulation, he added: "It was really disappointing. We maybe just edged it in the first half but then came out a different team and were lucky not to lose by more.

"We've seen that on a number of occasions this season.

"We have a soft underbelly are are lacking leadership. I think the players that are supposed to lead us are so worried about their own game and lack of form that they can't show their leadership qualities.

"It's also a big confidence issue as well.

"It is difficult to change that momentum but they need to find some resilience from somewhere because we'll go down if we don't."

Jordan Goddard and Brad Lewis remain doubtful with hamstring injuries and defender Exodus Geohaghon has now left the club.