Marcus Law insists it’s now the “little things” that need to be addressed by Kettering Town.
The Poppies endured a disappointing evening on Tuesday as their four-match unbeaten run in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division was ended by a 1-0 defeat at struggling Cirencester Town, who played the majority of the second half with 10 men.
There were some notable absentees from the Kettering team sheet with Law revealing that striker Dubi Ogbonna is nursing a foot injury.
Andy Gooding and recent signing Paul Walker also missed the trip as Craig Hill continued in goal following some impressive displays of late.
But Law has made it clear that the Poppies must cut out the small mistakes that cost them in midweek, especially with other players waiting in the wings.
He said: “Dubi has been struggling with a foot problem and we are just working to get him fit at the moment.
“With Andy Gooding, it has just been a case of him not being able to get into the squad with the new players coming in.
“The pitches we have been playing on have been more suited to different types of players and the same has gone for the likes of Will Grocott and Ben Stephens who are good footballers.
“We made the decision with all the travelling involved for Paul to stay and do some gym work. He is a good character and is working hard. Craig Hill has been in good form recently.
“But, and this goes for all the lads now, with all the major issues being sorted, it’s now the little things that will cost us and we have to make sure those are eradicated otherwise there will always be someone who can come in and take an opportunity.”
Law, meanwhile, hasn’t ruled out the possibility of further new arrivals at Latimer Park.
He added: “We are always in discussions about potential targets and we are always looking to improve the squad in certain areas.
“Obviously we have a budget to stick to but we will keep looking around to see what we can get.”