Adam Murray says Boston United are now in a National League North dogfight.
After today’s 3-1 home defeat to Nuneaton , the Pilgrims dropped two places to 15th, seven points off the bottom three.
“The remit when I came in was to stay in the league,” he said.
“The remit hasn’t changed. We’ve got nine weeks and we need to get to the summer.
“Within them nine weeks it’s going to be a dogfight and a scrap.
“We need more than we showed today.
“It’s time to dig deep and get back to the drawing board.”
After early chances were wasted, Ashley Chambers, Jordan Nicholson and Joe Ironside put the game beyond reach, despite Alex Simmons’ late consolation.
“It’s really simple, we’re not good enough in every aspect of the game,” Murray added.
“In the first 20 minutes we did alright and needed to take the opportunities we created.
“Then we give away another sloppy, sloppy goal.
“As soon as something goes against the team they aren’t showing the strength to come back and it’s rocking them.
“We need to apologise to the supporters for that performance.
“You can’t create as many chances as we do, not take them and expect to win games.
“We’re missing opportunities that have to be goals.”
Murray added that leading scorer Jay Rollins’ situation was ‘not good’ following his 13th minute substitution following an ankle injury, while Shane Clarke may also be a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Halifax following a knock of his own.