DEREK GOULDING says he will only start paying attention to the league table after 10 games.
The Burscough manager oversaw their first win of the season last weekend as they progressed through to the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.
Last Saturday's 3-0 triumph over West Didsbury and Chorlton was the Linnets' opening victory in five attempts but Goulding refused to hit the panic button.
Burscough are 19th in the Evo-Stik First Division table after two draws and two defeats from their opening four matches.
This weekend the Greens travel to Ossett Town with Goulding relaxed about their start to the season.
The Burscough boss insists he will only pass judgement after 10 matches have been played.
"I'm not emphasising the importance of getting that first win too much," Goulding said.
"The performances have been good this season. Perhaps they have not been complete performances over the 90 minutes but we have been going in the right direction.
"Hopefully now we can build a bit of momentum.
"We just have to continue playing the way we have, while minimising the effect of individual errors.
"Previously, those errors have been punished to the maximum.
"Everyone is as keen as mustard to win the first few games of the season but I've told them that in a 42 game season, we are going to lose matches.
"We've just happened to lose a couple early on.
"But hopefully now we can build some momentum.
"We are seven points off being second with 38 games remaining.
"Sometimes you need to look at things like that. It eases the pressure."
Goulding was delighted with the way his side coped with the challenge of lower division West Didsbury.
"When you play against sides from a lower division, they always raise their game," he said.
"It is always going to be difficult but you have to cope with it. So I was pleased with our performance on Saturday."
And on this weekend's match at Ossett, Goulding added: "Ossett are one of the sides who have made a lot of signings this summer.
"You never know how it is going to work out when you bring in so many new players.
"It could massively improve them or it could unsettle the squad. It will be interesting to see.
"But this is a time when sides are still feeling each other out.
"All we can do is go out and play our game and see where we are after 10 games. After that we can start making judgements."
Liam Duff (thigh) is expected to miss out and Liam Dodd is another doubt. Phil Clarke is not yet up to full fitness but will be involved.