LES Jones is hoping the biggest alteration for Pershore Town will not simply be the addition of a couple of new faces but a change in fortunes.
Bottom of the table Town have not won a game in the West Midlands League Premier Division since August 18 and their search for three points continued last weekend in a 2-1 defeat at third-placed Haughmond.
The fixtures do not get any easier with seventh-placed Hereford Lads Club the visitors on Saturday before a trip to fourth-placed Wolves Casuals next Saturday.
Pershore had their chances to come away from the Shrewsbury side with a draw and, with the prospect of adding a new striker plus a positive dressing room, Jones is far from downhearted.
“Since I’ve been with Pershore, the last six or seven weeks, we’ve played the top of the table side, second, third and the games don’t get any easier with Lads Club and Casuals,” he said.
“But we will stay positive and upbeat. We can see progress and we’re heading in the right direction.
“Last weekend, going away to a top three side, with a few injuries and then losing another player when his wife went into labour, and looking at the league table, it could have been a heavy defeat.
“But we could have come away with a point. After getting it back to 2-1 we had chances to equalise. Afterwards, the mood in the dressing room was really good.”
Haughmond broke the deadlock midway through the first half when the prolific Steve Hole slotted home from Scott Graham’s pass. Scott Ryan made it 2-0 with 15 minutes left before Pershore capitalised on poor defending with a goal from Sam Clarke.
Left-back Jordan Heywood then had a great opportunity to level but fired wide from close range.
Forward Ryan Pugh misses Saturday’s game but Jones hopes to complete a couple of new signings.
“Hopefully we will have two or three new faces on board to play Hereford. What we need more than anything is to get that win, no matter how it comes, even if the winner comes off somebody’s bum in the last minute.”