IAN King says his Redditch United players are their "own worse enemy" as lack of cutting edge continues to cost them points this season.

Reds lost 2-0 at home to Kings Langley on Saturday despite having enough chances to take something from the clash.

King said: "It has been a similar story for us. There have only been the Tamworth, Hednesford and Nuneaton games where were weren't in it.

"In all the other games we have played we have had the opportunities to win them or pick up draws at some stage.

"We are just our own worse enemy at times because we don't capitalise on our chances when they come along.

"We should have had a penalty in the first 20 second against Kings Langley but the ref didn't give it. Maybe we just need a little moment like that to go our way and the game would be completely different.

"Despite that we were always in the game, defended well but then didn't take the opportunity to win it.

"It's all about being more ruthless in front of goal and hopefully that starts to come because that's the only thing holding us back at the moment. I certainly wouldn't change other parts of our game because we are doing that very well."

The boss has boosted his attacking options with the loan capture of striker Jamie Lucas from Halesowen Town.

He has also brought in the versatile Tom Rankin from neighbours Bromsgrove Sporting.

Reds were set to host Hednesford in the Southern League Challenge Cup on Tuesday night before going to Barwell in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday.

"We must go into the game on Saturday knowing we can get something out of it and have the confidence in ourselves to do that," said King.

"Barwell are on a very good run at the moment and we'll give them the respect they deserve but the last game between us was only a narrow defeat and it shows we are capable of going toe-to-toe with them."