REDDITCH United boss Ian King has been quick to identify the area of the team he wants to improve ahead of the new Southern League Central campaign.

Reds have already had three friendlies this summer as they work towards the start of the new season.

A 4-0 win over Rugby has been followed by 1-0 defeats against both Leamington and Hanwell Town.

The games have pleased the new boss at the Trico Stadium but quickly highlighted the need to improve his side's attacking threat.

King said: "We've done really well so far and the games have been a good run out for us.

"The win against Rugby was pleasing and we then gave a good account of ourselves against a good Leamington side. They are a team that know each other and we are at the other end of the scale.

"We contained them and had a good shape defensively. That was also the case against Hanwell Town last Saturday.

"The one area that has become clear we need to improve is our threat in the final third.

"Our shape is good but we now want to cause the opposition more problems going forwards.

"That is something we will be working on both on the training pitch and by looking at who we can bring in."

However, the manager is happy with how quickly his new-look squad has started to gel.

He added: "Overall, the games have been good and we have been able to work on a few different systems and look at a few different players.

"I think the players have progressed well, especially given the fact they didn't really know each other two weeks prior and have been thrown together.

"We now have that platform to build from and the way they have started working together and understanding each other is a big positive for us."

Redditch were due to face Gresley at home on Tuesday night before going to Daventry Town this Saturday.