Brighouse Town boss Paul Quinn believes his side is starting to get in the groove as they prepare for tomorrow’s tricky Premier Division tip to Tadcaster Albion.
Quinn was bitterly disappointed with the heavy defeat at Barton Old Boys a couple of weeks ago.
But his side have bounced back well since then, dumping Pontefract out of the County Cup to set up a Shay date with Halifax Town and defeating Parkgate at St Giles Road in the league.
And after a spell of assessment and change following his appointment as manager, Quinn is hoping some consistency will benefit his squad.
“This week is the first since I arrived where we will have a settled squad,” said Quinn.
“The situation when I took over was that we had to take things game by game and perhaps do some of the things I would have done in pre-season.
“There was a little bit of inconsistency as a result, but there should be no excuses now.
“We have won the two games since the loss against Barton and now have a squad that can compete.”
The players certainly showed their character as they defeated Parkgate last weekend with the visitors twice levelling before Danny Naidole’s second of the game proved decisive.
“We showed a lot of resilience,” said Quinn. “And it was against a good Parkgate side in a cracking game of football.
“I told the players to let the shackles off a bit and they did that as well as showing a lot of endeavour.
“The two goals we conceded were both from set pieces so they did not get anything from open play and there were a lot of positive signs for this weekend.”
As a result of back to back wins, Quinn is unlikely to make too many changes tomorrow although Tom Matthews, signed from Storthes Hall, and Ross Hardaker, from Yorkshire Amateur, could come in on the bench.
“I would be hoping to get closes to the same starting 11,” said Quinn.
“They all did well last week.
“That is the message I want to send out - if you are doing the business you will stay in the side.”
Brighouse will have to be at their best if they are to get anything from tomorrow’s game.
Tadcaster pushed Halifax Town very close in the FA Cup earlier this season before eventually bowing out 2-1 at the Shay.
And since that defeat, Albion have won six out of six in the NCE League Premier Division, rising to third in the table.