GARETH Davies will have some tough decisions to make if he does not see a reaction to Shrivenham’s mid-week Floodlit-Cup exit to Malvern when step-six club Tytherington Rocks visit in the Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup on Saturday.

A drop in form has seen Shrivenham fall into the Hellenic League Premier Division bottom half with just 10 points secured from eight fixtures.

Couple the above with Shrivvy’s FA Vase exit to Fairford last weekend and a disappointing performance against Malvern on Tuesday, Davies accepts players will be on their way out of the club if performances cease to improve.

A few home truths were voiced in the aftermath of the club’s Floodlit Cup exit – and defeat to out-of-form Tytherington would cast serious doubts over the future of Davies’ squad.

He said: “I had a chat with the players after Tuesday, they haven’t been performing at the levels we would expect from them.

“It’s not what we want, things need to change quickly. The players need to take a bit of responsibility for what is going on at the moment.

“I gave all the players my opinion, a few home truths came out and I expect a reaction on Saturday.

“The run we are on at the moment cannot continue. If players at Shrivenham don’t pull their socks up, then we’ll have some decisions to make.”

Davies expects his squad to react to Tuesday’s team meeting – and hopes players will be keen to prove him wrong with regards to comments about commitment levels.

Tytherington will travel in confidence having fared much better this season compared to years previous following a squad overhaul.

The Gloucestershire club has secured five points from their opening eight Hellenic League Division One West fixtures, something Davies is aware of.

He added: “It’s very rare that I lose my temper, but I told them what I thought on Tuesday.

“Some players will take that on board and look to prove me wrong. That’s what I want – I want a reaction.

“If players can’t be bothered, then they won’t be at the club – it’s as simple as that.

“Our run last year wasn’t a fluke, if anything the squad has been improved this year. Players are just letting themselves down a bit.

“Tytherington have been rock bottom for the past couple of seasons, but they’re on the up a bit.

“They have new faces in – we’ll have to be aware of that.”

Elsewhere, Fairford Town remain in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup and welcome Hereford Lads Club on Saturday.

Royal Wootton Bassett are without a fixture, they return to action on Tuesday night when hosting Tuffley Rovers in the league.