Ian Dunn has urged his Pinchbeck United side to be more clinical in front of goal as they bid to end their lengthy winless streak on Saturday.
The Knights, beaten 7-0 at Quorn last weekend, host Peterborough Northern Star at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field this week (3pm).
Player/boss Dunn hasn’t seen his side win a game in any competition since a 3-2 KO Cup success back in September. However, the visit of mid-table Star is the first game the Knights have had against a side not in the top eight for more than a month.
“It is a nice change not to be playing one of the top six,” joked Dunn, who hopes to appoint a new assistant manager in the coming days. “It’s perhaps the first game we’ve had for a while where we have a genuine chance of winning.
“Star beat us on the opening day, but we know we’ll be in the game.
“Even though we lost 7-0 last weekend, we had lots of chances. The difference was that they were as ruthless in front of goal as any team I’ve seen.
“We had five great chances and missed all of them. 7-5 would have been a fairer reflection.
“The key for us this weekend is to take our chances. We’ve proved that we need to score two or three to win a game at the moment, so we have to be more clinical.
“If we can limit the individual errors, we’ll have every chance on Saturday.”
Dunn has a full squad to chose from on Saturday, but has made a number of approaches in a bid to bolster his options.
Star are 12th, some 11 points better off than the 19th-placed Knights.