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.”