Speaking after his Gloucester City team lost 2-0 on the road to Wealdstone on Monday night, Tigers manager Chris Todd told the media that he believed his side were the better of the two on the night and the performance deserved something from the game.
A stunning goal from Bradley Bubb and a ruthless finish by David Pratt condemned the Tigers to their sixth consecutive game without victory in the league, a run that stretches back to the beginning of September.
Recently appointed Todd, who took over in the wake of Marc Richards’ departure to Hereford, has yet to oversee a win in the National League South since joining the exiled Tigers.
However, the ex-Eastleigh manager has no cause for concern given what he saw at Grosvenor Vale last night, despite coming away with no points.
“The performance tonight deserved something out of the game today” Todd told club media channels after the match. “I am really disappointed for the lads because they’ve put in a great shift away to a good side.
“On the whole, I do believe that we were the better side across 90 minutes. Unfortunately at the moment, things are just not dropping for us and we’re not getting the rub of the green.”
Addressing the winless run of games, Todd emphasised the importance of not losing faith and that results would eventually come for his new side.
“Now is the time that we have to keep digging in and working hard” he said. “Yes, we haven’t won in the league since the start of September, six games now, but from what I’ve seen this squad is more than capable of doing stuff.
“I’ve seen some good individual performances out there tonight. Mat Liddiard in centre half was outstanding. Andre [Wright] is already showing his worth to the club and will get stronger and stronger by the game.
“We have to stick together” Todd emphasised. “These boys are giving me lots to think about because I know they’re capable of doing more in the league.”
Todd’s Tigers welcome Dartford to the Jubilee Stadium on Saturday 3 November and the Gloucester gaffer knows what it will take to get a result against one of last season’s benchmark teams.
“Games like tonight are frustrating because we should have got something and we know that. We have a big game against Dartford on Saturday, where we will hopefully turn the corner.
“We know we’re capable of winning football matches. It’s just those fine margins in the final third and being more creative. If we can do that we’ve got a great chance.”