Nicky Riley is confident Peterhead can turn their form around and enjoy another successful season.
The Blue Toon have endured a sticky start to the campaign and sit bottom of League One having only taken five points from their opening eight matches.
The Buchan club slipped to the foot of the table after losing 2-1 at home to Livingston, while Stenhousemuir won 1-0 at East Fife to move off the bottom.
However, attacking midfielder Riley is still confident they can have a season similar to last term, when they finished third in the league and reached the Challenge Cup final.
He said: “We have to take the positives, which is difficult when you lose games.
“We need a bit of luck just now – we need something to fall for us.
“It’s only a matter of time before we start winning games.
“The same happened last year.
“We weren’t doing great and then we went on a good run.
“We think we’re playing well and not getting results and that we’re potentially playing well enough to go on a wee run.
“It’s obviously easier said than done but it’s up to us now to put a few wins together and get up the league.
“Where we are is disappointing but there are positives.
“Livingston are a full-time team and they weren’t any better than us.
“We shouldn’t have lost that game.”
Jim McInally’s side don’t have a match this weekend and Riley believes that may be helpful to Peterhead.
The former Dundee man said: “We don’t have a game and maybe that’s a good thing.
“The gaffer says we’re still going to be training and working on things, so hopefully we can regroup and go on a run.
“Again there have been a few games where we’ve caused our own problems at times.
“We could maybe be a bit harder to beat and at the same time be a bit more clinical up front.
“But it’s not any one individual who’s at fault – we’re a team.”