He said: “Two or three wins would put us back on track. A defeat is always hard to accept and it isn’t easy, but we must try to react and leave this difficult period behind us.
“It’s a tough time, but we know that two or three consecutive victories would put things back on track and help to create the right kind of confidence we need to look ahead with optimism.
“We lost on Saturday although we played well and this is exactly what happened in the derby where we didn’t do badly, but were still defeated 4-3.
“This is just how things are going right now – we are playing well but not winning any points.”