Oran Kearney hopes his players can build on the positives gleaned from their start to the season.
Coleraine may still be waiting for their first win of the new campaign, but they have demonstrated some steely resolve in their two Danske Bank Premiership fixtures to date.
The Bannsiders came from behind to draw 1-1 with Glentoran on the opening day before showcasing similar spirit when they earned a point against Portadown six days ago.
Next up is a trip to Mourneview Park on Friday night for a clash against Glenavon.
“It is disappointing when you don’t win games, but we have shown great desire and spirit in the two fixtures by coming back to claim a point,” Kearney said.
“The players look strong and they keep battling to the end, so that is a positive we can build on.
“Friday night is another tough test, but every game in this league is difficult. You look at the schedule and week to week it is a tough fixture sitting in front of you.
“There is no respite, but that’s what you want as a player and a manager and it is a challenge I enjoy.”
Kearney admits he is content with Coleraine’s start to the season, despite waiting for that first win.
“We are more than happy with where we are at at this point in time,” he added.
“We have had a tough start against two quality teams, Glentoran and Portadown will be fighting it out in the top six this season.
“We just have to make things a little easier going into the final period of the match so we are not chasing the game.”
Meanwhile, Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton admits his side is a “work in progress”.
The Lurgan Blues followed up an opening day 6-3 victory against Ballymena United with a 2-1 defeat to Glentoran.
“We had a good win against Ballymena but we weren’t getting carried away with it,” he said.
“We know we have a long way to go and we are still a work in progress.
“The aim is to consistently pick up points and perform to a high standard. It will take time but I am confident we will gel together.”