BOSS Paul Collicutt is keen to keep in perspective Evesham United’s progress despite feeling the same as fans “frustrated” by troubles on home soil.

The injury-hit Robins conceded twice in the opening 12 minutes and went on to lose 3-0 to Southern League West leaders Taunton Town on Saturday.

It was Evesham’s seventh home match without a win in all competitions but strong form on the road sees them handily placed in fifth, two points off an automatic promotion berth.

“I can fully understand supporters getting frustrated – and no one gets more frustrated than I do – but people who watch us home and away have seen what we can do," said Collicutt.

“We won at Bristol Manor Farm and Bideford and drew at Salisbury. They are good sides and the levels of performance were very good.

“I know we have it in us but unfortunately, we are not producing on a regular basis. Gerry (Oldham, assistant) and I have been working at it and talking to the players.

“Some listen, some don’t and if the lads don’t listen then we will have to move on and change personnel if we need to.

“That said, I genuinely believe in what we are trying to do and the players we have. I know we are more than a match for anyone in this league when we hit the levels we are capable of.

“We have to stick together as a team and as a club to move on but one thing we can take from it is that we are still fifth in the table.

“We’re in that position knowing we haven’t consistently hit the heights like Taunton have. I know we can match that, definitely.

“We also had some quality players unavailable on Saturday but you just have to get on with it.

“I try to be as positive as I can after a negative result and I am looking for a response, not just on Saturday but moving forward.”

Next up is Saturday’s trip to fellow promotion chasers AFC Totton (3pm).

Archie Haskayne is suspended with injured duo Adam Mann and Bradley Gray highly unlikely to feature. Lewis Binns and Leroy Odiero are facing fitness battles but Mat Liddiard is back after a one-match ban.