Liam Marrs is certain Boston United will return to promotion-challenging form – but he is demanding things change fast.
The Pilgrims’ stoppage-time defeat at Hednesford Town on Saturday left the club in 14th place in the table, having lost four of their opening eight matches.
Marrs wants United to draw a line under their start to the season and begin picking up more points... and showing a bit more steel.
“We’ve got to move on to the next game, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves,” he said.
“Four defeats in eight games isn’t great, but we’ve got to look forward.
“Last season we didn’t start kicking on until February.
“We’ve just got to take responsibility, players need to start standing up for ourselves.
“Once we get going we’ll be alright.”
The defender refuses to rule out a title push in the National league North, hoping that the current form can be put down to an early-season blip.
But Marrs knows work has to be done to make that happen. He added: “It’s better to get them out the way, but we need to get them out the way.
“If you want to make the play-offs or even win the league then we need to get points on the board. We should come strong, we’re a strong team with strong characters.
“We’ll get back to winning ways.”