Manager Andy Welsh is confident that Ossett United’s first league win of the season will come sooner rather than later despite a disappointing start.
United have picked up only one point from their first three league games – a goalless draw at home to Mossley on the opening day of the season.
Since then they have lost 1-0 at Dunston and been beaten 2-1 by Brighouse Town on their own turf, either side of an FA Cup success at Billingham Town.
However, with a number of summer signings still being integrated into the team, Welsh believes things will improve ahead of an away trip tomorrow (Saturday, kick-off 3pm) to Colne.
He said: “We want to go out there and get our first win. With performances you’re always going to get results. For us we’ve just got to get back to basics on the training ground and make sure we’re ready to go again.
“I’m more than happy with where the squad is at,” added Welsh. “It’s a great bunch of lads and they work very hard for each other. They work very hard on and off the field and there are quite a few who are still getting to know each other, so it does take time.
“Championships, relegations and cups aren’t won in the first month of a season. Last year at Christmas people had written us off and we ended up getting in the play-offs, winning the cup and having a great season.
“We want to build on that if we can but we’ve got to be careful because there are some young lads in there.
“Sometimes it might have to be a season of consolidation, but certainly myself and Quinny are the type of people who want to push the club forward on and off the field.”