SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb has demanded his players improve their performance against Larkhall Athletic this evening after slipping to their third defeat in four games at the weekend.

Webb had masterminded a superb start to the season as he watched his troops remain unbeaten in the opening 10 games across all competitions.

However, that run was soon curtailed by injury, with first team regulars Josh Parsons, Zak Westlake, Aaron Woodley, Jon Else and Ash Taylor all being ruled out simultaneously.

Top scorer Parsons, who has netted 11 goals this season, was handed 45 minutes on Saturday in Supermarine’s 3-0 home defeat to Hartley Wintney in the FA Trophy.

Skipper Westlake has also been reintroduced after a groin injury, while Woodley was deemed fit enough for a spot on the bench.

With that, Webb acknowledges it is encouraging that the club are beginning to make progress on their injury list.

“We are starting to get players back from injury but we had enough good players to win at the weekend - it was a poor performance,” he said.

“It was on our own patch and that is what frustrates me, it was in front of the people who put so much time and effort into the club to make it happen.

“Thankfully the players don’t have long to wait to prove themselves, we need some consistency, we can’t go from being excellent last Tuesday and not turning up at the weekend.”

Webb’s side have tasted defeat three times at the Webbswood Stadium this term, and Bath outfit Larkhall could prove to be another banana skin on home turf.

Despite being down in 17th place, the Larks have travelled well so far, with all three of their wins coming on the road this term.

“It will be interesting to see, whoever plays tonight, how they react and what they do,” added Webb.

“The league has always and will be our number one priority this season, but they will be a tough game because Larkhall are a good side.

“Then we have Bristol Manor Farm who are one of the top two or three sides in the league so the next two games will be very interesting.

“We are at home again, I just want to see a better performance for our supporters and the players know they were well below par at the weekend.

“We just need to figure out why that is and put it right as quickly as possible, hopefully we can do that tonight.”