Barry Gray has warned his players of complacency as they prepare to face table-toppers Portadown on Saturday.
Warrenpoint Town have endured a tough opening to their debut season in the Danske Bank Premiership.
Just two wins from their first nine fixtures have left Gray’s side second bottom in the table.
Recent form has been encouraging, however, with last week’s gutsy 1-0 win over Ballymena United boosting their survival prospects.
Gray admits the chief difference since his side were promoted has been the clinical finishing in the Premiership.
And he knows his players will have to be on their guard against title contenders Portadown at Stangmore Park.
“You tend to get away with more in the Championship,” Gray said.
“We have noticed in the Premiership that if you make a mistake you end up getting punished.
“So that is something we are learning quickly, and Saturday is another major test for us.
“Everyone has seen how Portadown have been playing, and the firepower they have. So we know we can’t afford to be complacent or make any mistakes.”
Gray hopes last week’s win over Ballymena will lift his players.
“We were so used to winning last season, that this time it is a different mentality,” he added.
“We are facing a massive battle every week, and we have only managed two wins.
“But we just have to get into the right mindset and I am confident we can start picking up more points.”