OXFORD City Stars are going back to basics after their latest defeat, says Simon Anderson.

The head coach believes his side need to simplify their game to break their poor form following their 5-2 reverse against Slough Jets on Saturday.

It stretched Stars’ losing run in National League 1 South to five matches, with Anderson’s team unable to make amends one day later after their home game against London Raiders 2 was postponed due to Storm Ciara.

And the news from the camp worsened after it was confirmed Sam Shone faces six weeks on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.

Anderson said: “It was a disappointing loss.

“Overall, we didn’t convert our chances and so did not deserve to win, and our disappointing form continues.

“I’m wracking my brain to find a formula for our poor form.

“Most of the boys are trying their best, maybe even trying too hard, which happens.

“However, some of our players also have more to give and we will be trying to press some buttons to get those particular guys going.

“Right now, it’s all about going back to basics, remembering what we are good at and even simplifying our game.”

He added: “We will keep working and thanks to the fans for sticking with us.

“Hopefully we will give you something positive to shout about this weekend.”

Stars are seventh in National League 1 South after the defeat to Slough, where they were unable to recover from a bad start.

The visitors gave themselves a mountain to climb when they conceded twice early on.

They could not convert their dominance in the second period into goals, but Dax Hedges and Josh Florey levelled the scores in the third.

Slough responded with three quickfire goals and the visitors could not recover.

Stars travel to Cardiff Fire on Sunday, with face-off at 6.30pm.