BURSCOUGH boss Derek Goulding is confident his side can recapture their winning form after the Linnets suffered an agonising 3-2 defeat against Camell Laird on Saturday.
Despite recent results, the performances have been positive from Goulding's men and with a trip to sixth placed Bamber Bridge next up a victory could see the Linnets jump into the top half of the table.
Goulding (pictured) admitted his side are frustrated with how results have gone and is expecting another difficult game on Saturday.
"It was a disappointing result against Lairds and even more so when you consider that a couple of the goals could have been prevented," he said.
"They're a good side and they made it tough for us, of course the weather conditions weren't great but it was the same for both sides.
"I think the mood among the lads is just one of slight frustration.
"It is exactly the same for me because I can't fault their effort and commitment week in and week out it's just a case of the results turning our way.
"We just take it one game at a time and try to improve ourselves every time we go out there.
"In this league as across the whole of football you get punished for your errors and that was the case on Saturday."
Bridge have undergone something of a renaissance and have entered the group of seven teams battling away for top honours.
The last time these two met in October Goulding's side fell to a 4-1 defeat, a figure that reflects the team's current form as they have just one win in their last four games.
Goulding has been impressed with this weekend's opponents’ form of late and highlighted the abundance of experience they posses.
"There is a group of seven or eight who have pushed away and you'd expect that at this time of the year," he continued.
"We're away from them now but I've been impressed with Bridge because at one stage this season they were in and around us.
"They deserve that respect because they've made that next step.
"They are a team full of experience and clearly those players are showing their worth and getting them to where they are now.
"It will be a tough game for us, it always is in this league but the players are fresh and I've no injury concerns which is a big boost with the run of fixtures that are to come."