NEW boss Dean Whitehouse says he will have no hesitation turning to Dudley Town's young players to help guide the club away from relegation worries.

Whitehouse is still assessing his squad but has been impressed with the ability in the club's youth ranks.

He said: "It's clear that we have a really good youth set-up at the club and they will be involved in the first team as soon as possible.

"We don't want to put them under too much pressure to pick up points so we need to get the balance right.

"They play with no fear though and fans coming to watch us can expect a few new faces.

"I was surprised that all of them weren't already signed up and available for the first team and that is something we have sorted out.

"It also means that the current first team players have to step up and show they want to be here.

"We are also looking to bring in a few other players as well so we could have quite a big squad soon. We'll then have to look at them all and decided what we need. It's like pre-season again."

The Robins picked up a rare victory when they secured a win over Nuneaton Griff in the BCFA Midweek Floodlit Cup last Wednesday.

They came from behind to draw 2-2 before bagging the win on penalties to hand them a clash at Studley in the next round in January.

Dudley sit second from bottom in the West Midlands Premier League but will look to pick up a vital victory when they host Bilston Town this Saturday.

The clash will be played at the Handrahan ground in Wall Heath, which will host all home games until the end of January due to the on-going badger bother at the Dell.

Meanwhile, former Town caretaker boss Ash Horton was back between the sticks against Nuneaton Griff and continues to help Whitehouse.