Royston Town manager Steve Castle has stressed he and his team will work round the clock to change their fortunes.

The Crows lost 2-1 away to Bromsgrove Sporting in the Southern League Premier Division Central, Matt Bateman's second-half penalty proving to be only a consolation.

The loss made it five games in a row without a win, including a disappointing FA Trophy exit at home to Heybridge Swifts from one level below there.

But with just one place separating Royston and the relegation places, the boss is determined, as well as convinced, they can turn it round.

Speaking on the club website prior to the game in Worcestershire, Castle said: "We are in a rut of both performances and results at the moment.

"There’s no hiding from it, we just simply haven’t been good enough.

"What do we do about it I hear you ask? Well, we have to pull together and keep marching on.

"There’s got to be no feeling sorry for ourselves but rather the opposite. We have to keep believing in one another and I’m sure that the results will come.

"In my tenure at the club, we have not experienced such a situation as this. We have had plenty of highs but right now it is not the case.

"However, rest assured, we will work our socks off to rectify it.

"At times like this strong characters are needed. I believe that we have them within the club and I would like to include myself and Chris in that and we as a pair will ensure that we turn this around.

"Talk is cheap but please believe me when I say that we will do our utmost to get us back on track."

Royston's next game is at home to AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Saturday.