BROMSGROVE Rovers' boss Steve Daniels is looking to his players to keep a lid on tempers in tomorrow's Midland Football Alliance clash with Boldmere St Michaels (3pm).

The Victoria Ground boss saw his side drummed out of the Ramases Cup by Bridgnorth in midweek after Steve Pope was sent off after just 17 minutes.

Daniel is now resigned to losing the defender for a month following the dismissal.

"We have to learn that we can't afford to lose a player and expect to win," he said.

"We were down to 10 men after 17 minutes and went two down but despite that we were magnificent in the second half but were turned over by a bad decision."

Summer signing Michael Moore, who has missed the last five games, will again be absent leaving Sam Bowen and recent signing Stuart Payne to lead the line. Bowen, who leads the Alliance's Golden Boot charts with 12 strikes, has been in sparkling form.

"His work rate has been excellent and shows there is more to his game than just scoring goals," said Daniels.

"I've also been pleased with Payne whose bagged a couple of goals. Since we've started to put our house in order off the pitch we've had more money to bring for better players and a bigger squad makes all the difference."