SAUCHIE Juniors co-caretaker boss Darren Petrie admits he is sick and tired of saying the same thing every week after his side's frailties reared their ugly head once again.

The Reds' wretched run of form continued as they were put to the sword by Jeanfield Swifts on Saturday as the Perth outfit ran out 4-2 winners in their Premier Division clash.

A David Cross penalty and strike from new signing Jordan Wright proved in vain as a brace from Connor McLaren and goals from Reg McLaren and Keith Sinclair did the damage at Beechwood Park.

It is now five defeats on the bounce for Petrie and Darren Cummings' men who are sitting three points adrift at the bottom of the league.

Petrie told Advertiser Sport: "We didn't play badly, but it is the same stuff every week which is costing us.

"No teams are cutting us open or playing through us.

"It is all coming from our own mistakes and we are not doing the basics right.

"Darren and I will be getting together this week and having a proper look at how we can fix things and what we can do."

Defensive lapses have been one of the side's main problems this season and once again they were made to pay for failing to defend set-pieces by Ross Gunnion's team.

"We just didn't have the bit between our teeth to go and win the ball at a corner," Petrie continued. "Then for the final goal it was another individual mistake.

"I still believe that when we get through this sticky patch we will be fine and I am sure it will happen sooner rather than later."

The Reds, who are still working to bring in a couple of extra faces after Cummings' revelation that they are prepared to rip things up and start again, will be boosted by the return of Kris Faulds and Conor Langton for tonight's clash with Penicuik Athletic.

Petrie said: "We are still looking to bring in a few boys before we move anyone on. We hope to maybe have one in place for tonight and then a couple for Saturday.

"We are expecting Penicuik to be a big, physical side and we will have to match them all over the park.

"But we are also expecting them to be good on the ball.

"Darren and I will watch them and make sure we know what to expect."

Kick off is at 7.30pm at Beechwood Park.