REDDITCH United were basking this week in the euphoria of an emphatic 3-1 victory at Tamworth in the Southern League Central Premier Division.

Rampant Reds managed to turn around a 1-0 deficit at half time and could have easily gone onto win by a wider margin.

Manager Paul Smith admitted he got things wrong in the first half and changed the shape of his side after 25 minutes by replacing Mason Birch with Marcel Gibson.

By that stage, Reds were already a goal down after Ryan Beswick netted for Tamworth.

But the second half was a different story as Reds ran riot with goals from substitute Max Loveridge, Mike Nelson and new signing Andy Parsons from Alvechurch.

Smith insisted: "I really gave it to them at half time and it was like somebody had flicked a switch in the second half as we were on it from the word go.

"Once the equaliser went in the home fans turned on their team, which wasn't nice to see, but at the same time, it was great for us and really boosted everyone.

"We showed tremendous character after being out-muscled and out-fought in the first half.

"But as poor as we were in the first half, we were as good in the second.

"The result was a real shot-in-the-arm for everyone involved."

Reds success over Tamworth followed their midweek 2-1 victory against Halesowen Town in the League Cup courtesy of goals from Dave Reynolds and a late winner through Robbie Bunn.

Smith confirmed he was getting close to the squad he wants since taking charge following the departure of Paul Davies.

But there have been a considerable number of players leaving the Valley at the same time with Tom Winters, Declan Benjamin, Stefan Moore, Will Davidson, Giancarlo Gabbiadini, Joe Mead, Joe Stokes and Mo Njie all leaving while loanee Marshall Willock has returned to Solihull Moors.

Smith said: "I'd like to thank them all for their contribution and wish them all the best in the future."

Busy Smith is optimistic of having Ahmed Ali and Milan Butterfield available to him this week.

Ali featured for Smith at previous club Bromsgrove Sporting and has spent this season with Halesowen Town.

Butterfield featured against Reds in a friendly for Kidderminster Harriers and caught Smith's eye.

The Reds boss said: "Milan hasn't forced his way into Kidderminster's first team yet, but together with Ahmed Ali will give us real depth in midfield."

Smith was also delighted with the contribution made by Andy Parsons.

He added: "Andy is the type of personality we need. He's great fun and immediately broke the ice when he came in while lifting everyone around him. He was just what I wanted."

Reds have no fixture this Saturday as proposed opponents Kettering are involved in the FA Cup.

But Reds are back in action on Tuesday when they entertain Rugby in the Birmingham Senior Cup.