A LACK of cutting edge is the main reason for Redditch United's slump, according to boss Ian King.

Reds have not won for seven league games and have slid to third from bottom in the Southern League Central.

Their poor run continued as they lost 1-0 at Barwell last Saturday.

King knows where his side need to improve but has been frustrated in his search to add more firepower in recent weeks.

He said: "I've been looking to bring a forward in, a goalscorer.

"I have been looking at several targets but nothing has reached fruition.

"It's frustrating because it's the area that we need to improve. Everything else has been good, apart from the sloppy goal we gave away at Barwell.

"We need someone with more experience who can take chances because apart from Tamworth and Nuneaton we have been in every game we have played this season.

"We need to find more ways of unlocking defences with the players we've got but we need to start taking those chances.

"We have always had a young squad but that is now hurting us more than it did because we're not making the right decision when it matters.

"It is a tough time at the moment but everyone is working really hard and the only way to get through it is by knuckling down and working, and that's what's happening."

Redditch were due to face Hednesford on Tuesday night before this Saturday's FA Trophy clash against Corby Town at the Trico Stadium (3pm kick-off).