MANAGER Darren Byfield believes his revamped Alvechurch side is edging closer to hitting form.

Church lost 2-0 to Rushall Olympic on Saturday and now sit fifth from bottom in the Southern League Central.

However, Byfield has added a host of new additions in recent weeks as he looks to turn his side's fortunes around.

Defender Ryan Woollacott has arrived from Aberystwyth Town to become Church's sixth recent arrival.

He has followed the capture of midfield trio Paul Douglas, Fortune Maphosa and Ivor Lawton and Albion loan duo Stanley Asomugha and Finley Thorndike.

The boss thinks wins are on the horizon for his team as soon as they start taking their chances.

Byfield said: "We need to start being a lot more ruthless in the opposition box. That will free up our defenders and midfielders and take the pressure of us generally.

"I really don't think we are far away now.

"It will obviously take time for the new players to learn how we want to play and train but that is getting closer.

"I look at our changing room and I really do believe in every single player we have here. They just need to believe in themselves that they can take their chances and that we can go on and win games.

"I've been in changing rooms before where you don't know where the next win is coming from but that is not the case with us.

"We just need to keep going and plugging away and it'll all come together."

On the Rushall defeat last weekend, he added: "We were quite comfortable but didn't take a chance to go 1-0 up.

"Instead we go behind and again concede on the brink of half time. Conceding before half time or before the end of the game seems to be happening a lot so we need to improve our concentration levels as well."

Church were due to go to Tamworth tonight before welcoming AFC Rushden and Diamonds to Lye Meadow this Saturday (3pm kick-off).