SHAWBURY UNITED boss Dave Richards has seen enough in recent weeks to be confident of an upturn in results.

Richards’ side remain bottom of the Total Motion Midland League Premier after a 4-3 home defeat to Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday.

Goals from Daniel Beddows and Joshua Thomas put Shawbury back on level terms after conceding twice in the opening half an hour.

Glynn Coney netted in the 73rd minute to bring United level again but a last-minute strike from Shepshed grabbed the points.

The disappointing result followed last Wednesday’s 3-2 home reverse to Sporting Khalsa and Richards knows his side’s defending must improve.

“We’ve scored 16 goals in our last five games and only taken a point - it’s not good enough,” Richards said.

“We’re doing something right but giving too many stupid goals away.

"We’re trying to turn it around and I’m confident we will.

“If the goals keep coming then the results will take care of themselves.”

Shawbury have a week off and are back in action next Saturday, November 18 when they travel to Heanor Town.

Adam Groom, Andy Hartlebury, James Askey and Marc Stallard have all been out but Richards confirmed he has put in seven-day approaches for two players as United look to climb away from the foot of the table.

The boss added: “When you’ve got seven points from 14 games, this is the time of year you really need to turn things around or the second half of the season will be a long struggle.”

Meanwhile, former Market Drayton Town boss Martyn Davies, who recently joined Shawbury to assist Richards, has left to become joint-manager of North West Counties League side Whitchurch Alport.