MANAGER Mark Phillips insists he has every faith in his current crop of players despite suffering a third straight defeat when losing out 4-2 at Coleshill Town on Boxing Day.

Phillips claimed: "We're a young side this season and for some of them, it's still a big learning curve. I might have to bring in a couple of wise old heads to settle them down and that could make a big difference.

"Coleshill were one of the best sides we've played this season - but we still should have got something out of the game. We were the better side for long periods but we made some stupid mistakes to let Coleshill back in.

Swifts took the lead through Turkish player Umit Eminoglu who was arrived at Swifts having previously played at Bromsgrove Sporting.

But a succession of errors saw Coleshill claim a 4-1 lead early into the second half.

Swifts clawed a second goal back through James Hill and a frustrated Phillips said: "We should have added a third goal as well and finished the game well on top, but basic errors keep costing us. I shall be looking for a reaction from the players this Saturday when we entertain Lye Town.

Experienced Paul Hurrell remains an injury doubt for Swifts who will be keeping one eye on the weather as well.

Phillips added: "Because the ground is down by the river, the pitch is always wet, so we'll have to see what the weather throws at us over the next couple of days."

On Tuesday, January 5, Swifts are set to visit Cadbury Athletic in the Polymac Packaging League Cup.