KEIRAN KNIGHT has admitted Windsor are in need of a “kick up the backside” after their losing run in the Combined Counties Premier Division continued this week.

Windsor were thrashed 5-0 by Hanworth Villa at Stag Meadow on Saturday and then went down 2-0 away at Epsom & Ewell on Tuesday evening.

The results mean Windsor have lost their last four matches, are without a win in eight league games, and have slipped down to 13th position in the table.

Knight has put their troubles down to team consistency and the concession of soft goals, and has urged his teammates to take a long look at themselves.

Speaking to the Observer after the Hanworth defeat, the Windsor captain said: “It’s got to the point where a little bit of a kick up the backside is needed.

“We’re 20 games into the season now and it’s beginning to be a similar story. It has not been as bad as Saturday before, but a similar story.

Mick Woodham [manager] is very good to us. He doesn’t shout and holler, but sometimes we need it and on Saturday we definitely deserved it.

“The learning curve needs to stop. Stop using that as an excuse and a kick up the backside is needed. We need to start taking responsibility ourselves.”

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PHOTO: Keiran Knight battles to win a header in the 5-0 defeat to Hanworth Villa on Saturday.

Knight continued: “We do have a problem with consistency here. Getting 11 players that are the same every week. We’ve got people in different positions each week so that could be a reason, but who knows, it may just be because it was cold and wet.

“Hanworth were quite strong and physical, and maybe a few of us didn’t like it.”

He added: “A lot of the goals we’ve conceded this year have been from our mistakes, which is one of the frustrating things.

“That’s always frustrating because we were in the game and playing well for the first 10-15 minutes until Hanworth scored with their first attack.

“We gave them that goal, like we gave away a goal last week and many others this season, and goals change games.

“It is definitely not the fault of the defence, it’s all of us. In that first 10-15 minute spell it is up to the forwards and attacking midfielders to go and score, so it’s all our problem.

“We just need to fix it ourselves. All the players need to look at themselves and up their game.”