WAVERLEY manager Bruce Hughes is refusing to push the panic button after a stuttering start to the season.
But he admits his players need a change in attitude if they are to build on last season’s third place finish in Border Amateur ‘A’ Division.
The Wilton Lodge Park outfit have won four games, drawn one and lost three – a record that includes heavy defeats to Duns Amateurs and Gala Rovers.
Hughes told the Hawick News: “In a nutshell, I’m not happy with the way things have been going as we’ve had a stuttering start to the season.
“It’s not a doom and gloom situation or anything like that, but I feel we should be doing better.
“We’ve had players injured, suspensions and players unavailable. This happens to every side, though, and we have a big squad so that really shouldn’t bother us.”
Waverley’s turbulent campaign rose again last Saturday with a win over Hearts of Liddesdale and Hughes is now demanding more of the same.
“It has been more of an attitude thing than anything else that has been letting us down and I’ve told the players this,” he said.
“We need to lift our application a little more. We have the potential and the capabilities to improve and I’m sure we’ll do this.”
Their quest to do so begins tomorrow as Waverley entertain Chirnside. Hughes added: “We’ve a very good home record and I’m always confident when we play at Wilton Lodge Park.
“We’ll be looking for the win and I think it’s something we’re certainly capable of.”