‘Just around the corner’ – Steve McNulty notes positive turnaround as Bootle eye winning return against Glossop North End

Bootle manager Steve McNulty vs Kidsgrove

Bootle manager Steve McNulty believes his side isn’t far away from a win after their pleasing performances in their recent showings as they visit Glossop North End.

Ben Hodkinson cancelled out Mossley’s opener as they settled for a point, their second in as many matches.

“I thought we played well, there’s improvements, you can see it in the squad – off that bad run we’ve been on,” he told Off The Park.

“The last two games there’s been a lot of improvement, the lads have been great so it’s just a case of doing the same thing that’s getting us success and just building on it. 

“We went back to basics, we had a chat and build from that. They’ve showed great character, great work rate and everything that I questioned in the past couple of weeks, they’ve shown it in abundance and we’re going in the right direction now.”

Colne’s midweek win away at Newcastle Town saw them leapfrog the Bucks meaning they slip into the bottom four. However, the Bootle boss is unfazed by their league position and remains focused on the matches as opposed to the table.

He continued: “We’re just focusing on what’s ahead, that’s the first I’ve heard that we’re in the bottom four. You look at the table, you’re only two wins off the playoffs but the league table won’t settle down until after Christmas, we’ll be fine, up there when the league settles.

“We’re not panicking, we know what we need to do, there’s a process and plan in place, we’ll stick to that, we won’t panic.

“It’s going to be similar to Colne, pitch won’t be great, it’ll be heavy, it’s another tough game away from home,” McNulty added, speaking about this weekend’s trip to Glossop North End. “But it’s one which we’ll be full of confidence after the last couple of weeks, I think we deserve more than two points out of two performances, we’ve got to concentrate on the next game and that’s what we’ll be doing.

“We’re going into it full of confidence, with a gameplan and hoping to get three points.

“I don’t think the last two performances have warranted the points we’ve come away with but that’s football, we won’t be moaning about it. We’ll take the positives out of it, look at what we have to work on, we’ll do that in training.

“I think a win is just around the corner, put two or three together, you’ll be climbing up the table in no time and I’m confident we’ll do that when everyone’s firing.”

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