Leiston defender Rossi Jarvis says it could take a new-look side time to gel following their mixed start to the new season.

The Blues started the season with a 2-1 defeat at Halesowen Town, won their home opener 2-1 against AFC Telford United, then drew 0-0 at Berkhamsted on Tuesday night to sit 10th in the early Southern League Premier Division Central table.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's visit of Bromsgrove Sporting, Jarvis said: "Against Halesowen Town we lacked intensity to our game. On another day we may have come away with a point but we didn't deserve any more than that.

"In the Telford home match we were a bit more like ourselves, playing with high intensity, and we controlled most of the game. It was a good result against a team who are most likely to be up there come the end of the season.

"Against Berkhamsted in midweek we were a bit lacklustre at times, but we had enough chances to win the game - unfortunately we couldn't put one away. At the same time we came under some pressure but stood up tall against a physical side, so we have to take positives from the evening as any point away midweek is a good point."

Last campaign, Leiston won 7-0 at Bromsgrove Sporting early on in the season before winning 3-2 late on in March in the return fixture thanks to a late Will Davies goal after Leiston had surrendered a two-goal lead.

Jarvis, who won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with Luton Town when playing as a professional, added: "We have had a good few players leave this summer, all who played a big part in a successful season last year, so it was always going to be difficult to replace. The recruitment has been good though and the players who have come in are exciting.

"We have to be patient as it will take time for everyone to get to know the strengths and weaknesses of how each other play.

"We have a small squad again this year so hopefully we can be lucky with major injuries and hopefully not many suspensions, but somehow I think every team might struggle with that."