REDDITCH United boss Ian King revealed he is working tirelessly behind the scenes to add more experienced players to his side following their 3-1 beating at Biggleswade Town.

King accused his players of being naive after surviving an early bombardment from Biggleswade to claw themselves back on level terms, only to concede two further goals.

Reds appeared to have weathered an opening storm and getting back into the game when they fell behind to a Shaun Lucien goal on 38 minutes.

Liam Truslove levelled matters for Reds on 53 minutes only for Ian King's men to leak further goals from Joe White on 68 minutes before Drew Richardson finally sealed the points on 90 minutes.

King said: "Biggleswade are a big physical side and they threw everything at us in the first 20 to 25 minutes.

"They put us under a great deal of pressure and it really was backs-to-the-wall.

"But completely against the run of play, we had a really good chance to take the lead and didn't capitalise on it.

"Had we scored from that opportunity, it would have burst Biggleswade's bubble.

"They eventually took the lead from a free kick that should never have been given but we still managed to get back into it with a free kick of our own.

"If we could have taken a draw, I would have been happy with that, but then a couple of naive pieces of defending has cost us."

King admitted: "We're a very youthful side and I knew it was going to be difficult when I took the job.

"You have to be realistic that with a young side, you're not going to win every week.

"Had we taken a draw at Biggleswade it would have been 10 points from 10 games, but we've now less points than games played and I didn't want us to drop below that mark.

"That is why I need to bring more experience to the side and I will need to manipulate my playing budget to do that.

"I'd spoken to a couple of players last week and thought I'd got deals with them over the line, but at the last minute, they decided to go and play elsewhere. But I will continue trying to bring in players who I think can improve us".

Saturday's defeat to Biggleswade leaves Reds hovering just above the drop zone.

And life doesn't get any easier as Reds must travel to Nuneaton this Saturday.