DARREN Byfield says his players must work hard to get the balance right in their play.

Alvechurch lost 3-2 at Nuneaton last Saturday but the manager believes his side is edging closer to finding the right formula.

Byfield said: "To the neutral we played some really good football and are a really good side, but that's not good enough.

"It's another game we should have won and that can't keep happening ever week.

"I'd rather not be as good and be winning games. I'd rather have points than plaudits.

"It's simply all about finding that balance for us now. That balance between being hard to beat but still playing how we want is what we must work to achieve.

"I have watched the game back and the players will be doing the same this week. It's clear what we need to do and what the issues are and they will be addressed.

"We really aren't too far off now but we have to be harder to beat, especially if we aren't putting those chances away.

"We have played nine game now and everyone says you should know where you're going and what you have after about 10 games. Hopefully we show that at Saturday."

Church will hosts Biggleswade at Lye Meadow this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Byfield added Courtney Richards and Matt Sargeant to the squad last week and is still looking to strengthen.

He said: "We have about five, seven-day approaches in for players and we'll keep looking to add if we can get the right people.

"The players have to be proactive about improving on the pitch and I need to be proactive off the pitch."