ANDY Hunter is confident Lisburn Distillery can turn the corner and start climbing the Irish Premiership table.
The Whites have endured a torrid start to the new season – picking up just three points from their opening seven league fixtures.
The slump has left Tim McCann’s side rooted to the bottom of the table and in desperate need of a welcome tonic.
Their next Premiership instalment is a tricky trip to the Oval to face unbeaten Glentoran tomorrow.
And defender Hunter admits it is time for the Whites to step up to the plate.
“It has been a very disappointing start to the season, but apart from the Ballinamallard game we haven’t been thumped by anyone,” Hunter said.
“We just need a little bit of luck, and we need to start taking our chances. If we do that then the tide might turn for us.
“We don’t want to be marooned at the bottom of the table throughout the season. We don’t want every game being a relegation battle.
“So we know what is needed and the lads are prepared to fight.
“Tim has come in as manager and everything has been great. Unfortunately the players have let the management team down a bit this season. We owe them more.”
Distillery’s next three games come against Belfast trio Glentoran, Linfield and Cliftonville – three sides harbouring genuine title hopes this season.
“It doesn’t get any easier for us, but we know we are capable of beating these teams,” Hunter added.
“We have a decent record at the Oval, and if we could win there it would give everyone a lift.
“I think we just need a bit of confidence, and you only get that through winning games.
“So we will turn our focus to Glentoran and go for the win at the Oval on Saturday.”