Jackie McNamara is hoping for a change of fortune when his York City side make the short trip to Guiseley AFC in the Vanamara National League on Tuesday evening.
City are without an away win in 28 attempts in all competitions but face a side without a league win all season after the first 13 games of the campaign.
Speaking to Minstermen PlayerHD in the build-up to the contest at Nethermoor Park, the 42-year-old said that he is hoping recent performances on the road will turn into three points against the Lions, before the trip to fellow strugglers Braintree Town on Saturday.
“A few performances have been good away from home and I feel we haven’t got what we’ve deserved,” McNamara said. “The Forest Green Rovers match was probably the best example of that when we created a quite a few chances but weren’t clinical enough, while a few decisions went against us.
“I keep saying we can win every game and we should be. It’s something we need to do quickly. There are enough games to turn it around.
“Obviously they’ve (Guiseley) been struggling a bit but they will be at home and it’ll be a battle to start with so we need to match that.
“They have a few players who try and pass the ball around in midfield but we feel we can get at them.
“They play a 4-3-3 system but, like every other week it’s important, as I told the lads on Saturday, what we do is what matters to me in terms of how we handle it, pass it, and take responsibility on the ball.
“There are so many things to improve on in terms of our distribution in certain areas but if we can do that then we will win, it’s as simple as that. If we play the way we can do, and everyone does their jobs properly, we will win every game.”
The manager will be without the services of a number of key players for the midweek trip to West Yorkshire however revealed he’s pleased that a number of long-term absentees are well on the way to recovery.
“Richard (Brodie) is out through suspension, (Alex) Whittle suffered concussion on Saturday, while we’re waiting to see the results of Aidan’s (Connolly) scan,” McNamara revealed.
“Yan (Klukowski) trained on Monday so is in contention for Tuesday. Lanre (Oyebanjo) also trained with the team but realistically we’re probably looking towards Saturday for him.
“We’re starting to get some players back and are nearly at full-strength which is something we’ve not had since pre-season. There are signs of optimism that we can turn it around.”
Meanwhile, the former Scotland international added how he hopes to reward the 800-strong visiting crowd at Nethermoor Park, saying: “We have excellent support, both at home and away. Hopefully we can secure our first away win on Tuesday and it can be the start of a good run for us.”