POOLE Town manager Tom Killick urged his side to show “desire” and turn around their difficult run of form.

Dolphins have exited the FA Cup and FA Trophy in the past month, losing to Hayes & Yeading and Hartley Wintney respectively.

They were beaten 3-0 by Hartley again in Southern League South on Tuesday, denting their hopes of returning to the play-off places after a string of postponements.

And Killick is eager to see a reaction from Dolphins when they visit Walton Casuals on Saturday (3pm).

Killick told Dolphins TV: “We seem to have spent all our time talking about things over the past few weeks following the cup exit to Hayes & Yeading and cup exit against Hartley Wintney.

“You do reach a point where you get bogged down with all the talking.

“On Saturday, we have to come out properly and actually show some fight, discipline, guts and desire to win a game. If we do that, we will be fine.

“If we start hiding behind things, we will get beat again. The players have to be man enough to accept they have been poor.

“They need to be man enough to try to put things right on Saturday. We need to have some actions.”