Kerr looks for improvement

Banbury Bulls Jed Boyle wrong-foots his Old Coventrians opponent. Photo: Simon Grieve
Banbury Bulls Jed Boyle wrong-foots his Old Coventrians opponent. Photo: Simon Grieve

Head coach James Kerr says his players must learn to adapt to the situation more quickly if they are to make an impression in Midlands Two West South.

After their lingering play-off hopes were all but ended in Saturday’s defeat at lowly Old Coventrians, Kerr will be looking for a good response against second-placed Old Laurentians at Bodicote Park.

Kerr will be looking for his side to obtain a greater share of possession to allow their backs to perform on the front foot, something they failed to do last weekend.

Skipper Ed Phillips and Josh Deegan are unavailable but Matt Brock could be back to join Simon Brand and James Page who returned at Old Coventrians following long-term injuries.

Kerr said: “It will be a challenge for us but we’ve got good strength in depth and we need to try and finish our remaining five games on a high note.

“I knew Old Coventrians had a victory in them and unfortunately it came against us. They dominated the set-pieces and stopped us getting clean ball.

“That is a weakness to our game which we need to address. It was a similar game to the defeat against Leamington, we didn’t cope with that side of the game.

“We had a couple scores disallowed and if they had stood it may have been a different outcome.”