FROME Town manager Josh Jeffries wants his side to develop a nasty streak after claiming a solitary win this month.

The Robins boss thinks it is important his players become more ruthless, especially at home, as they bid to bounce back from a comprehensive 3-0 defeat away to Royston Town on Saturday.

In order to become a successful side, Jeffries wants Berkley Road to become a tough place to go, and at the moment he believes the club are some way off of that.

“Our home form has been indifferent at best this year,” he said.

“I want our home to be somewhere where people fear coming to play us there.

“If I was a player looking at it now, Frome would be somewhere I’d look forward to playing and that is something I’m not happy about.”

Saturday’s defeat was their second in a row but their first away from home so far this season, and Jeffries wants his troops to return to last month’s form, where they recorded five-straight wins.

“We’ve not had a great month. I wasn’t pleased with our performance on Saturday,” he added.

“It’s not all doom and gloom, I told the players before Saturday, the penny has to drop and things have got to change.

“We have the same lads who achieved what they did last year and they aren’t performing consistently.

“It doesn’t matter what ability you’ve got, if you don’t turn up and work hard you won’t get anything out of the game.

“It’s unforgiving and that’s been proved, when we aren’t at it we get beaten and that can’t be the case.

“Saturday was the first time we have lost away from home so while I’m disappointed, our home form really needs to improve.”