NEW boss Lee Hughes says he’ll be working hard to make Halesowen Town more of a goal threat as they look win their relegation battle.

The Yeltz struggled in the final third as they battled to a goalless draw with Hitchin Town at the Grove.

Hughes, who only took over from Rob Smith on Wednesday, was delighted with the work-rate from his players but knows exactly where his side need to improve.

He said: “They had the better chances to be honest but the effort and desire from the lads was good. I couldn’t have asked for any more.

“You could see they were lacking in confidence because of where we are in the league and we’ve only had one training session. Hopefully we can get more confidence into the lads and pick up.

“They are buying into what we want, they kept their shape well in the second half and we looked hard to beat.

“It’s going to take a few training sessions to get where we want to be but we’re definitely lacking in the final third.

“If we can add that to our game then we’ll have half a chance.

“I’m looking to bring one or two in who have that bit of quality. If we can get two wide players in then that will help us. We haven’t got any naturally wide players at the moment.

“The effort was there but it’s that cutting edge that we can hopefully improve on.

“It’s a good start really. Hitchin have won about eight in the last ten games and we rode our luck at times but it’s a decent point.

“It’s a fresh start, we’ve got a point and we can build on that.”