DUDLEY Town boss Dean Whitehouse says his side's recent heavy defeats don't tell the full story.

The Robins lost 5-0 at Shawbury last Wednesday before going down 3-0 at Tividale on Saturday.

However, Whitehouse believes it's only small margins that are costing his side from making more progress.

He said: "We have had a few chances in games and done well at times but teams seem to just have that experience required to beat us.

"We are being punished for silly mistakes, which is what happens against the good sides at this level.

"It's like we are in a heavyweight boxing match and we're doing all the right things, throwing our arms around but then get hit with the knockout blow.

"It's because we have raw kids that are too naive but then go and do some great things at times too. We need to start putting those moments together into one rounded performance."

The Robins are set to welcome Wem Town on Wednesday night as they look for their first win at York Road. They will then travel to Shifnal this Saturday.

"For us, staying up last year was a massive bonus. Now we need to build," added Whitehouse. "We do have a better side now but it's just taking a lot more time than I'm used to."