Kendal Town boss Jim Marshall needs his players to bounce back after another bitter, late defeat in mid-week.
It’s the toughest they could have, at home to Wythenshawe Town the NPL Premier Division leaders who are in red hot form.
“We aren’t, without a win in January and have suffered late setbacks in our last three games.
“But sometimes these are the games that can get you going again. We will be the rank outsiders, given our respective run of form, and nobody will expect us to get a result,” said the Kendal boss.
He was gutted after Tuesday’s 2-1 home defeat to Irlam Town when the visitors won it with goals in the 94th and 98th minutes.
“That should have been a 1-0 home win for us and really I can’t believe it. We were under a bit of late pressure but were defending our box well.
“Then this ball comes into the area, we switch off and a header ends up in the net.
“To make matters worse right at the end we get a free kick and I’m saying we will just have time to take this. We do, it’s cleared, they get a one on one and he sticks it away to win the game.
“After the game I said my piece and then had a bit of a question and answer session with the players. They are an honest group and I believe inn them. We have enough quality in the squad.
“Unfortunately we are just on one of those runs that teams get at times and it’s up to us to play our way out of it,” said Marshall.
Kendal stay sixth but are now six points off the play-off places and 16 points behind Saturday’s visitors, with just two games in hand.