Biggleswade Town manager Chris Nunn is hoping early survival from relegation this season will enable him to start planning for next season, writes Ben Coldwell.
The Waders boss saw his side stage a spirited comeback away at Chippenham Town on Tuesday night to secure a 1-1 draw at Hardenhuish Park in their Southern League Premier Division clash.
Despite falling behind to a James Ballinger goal, Gavin Hoyte netted an equaliser just a minute into the second-half.
Nunn admits that his side have struggled of late, without a win in nine, but hopes that a run of positive results could see them stave off relegation and begin preparation for a better 2015-16 campaign.
Nunn said: “We’re trying to put a positive spin on the result. We’ve been on a terrible run and the confidence has been low.
“We’ve been found wanting in a number of areas, and we’ve addressed it by doing a lot of training.
“We went 1-0 down to a freakish goal, but in the second half we came back in a good time of the match.
“It was a good fightback and showed signs we’re going in the right direction.
“With two or three more wins we can start planning for next year.”
In his nine-year stint as Waders manager, Nunn reflected on the distance the club has come during his time in charge.
Nunn was also impressed with the way new signing David Hutton acquitted himself on his club debut, and also hopes to secure the signing of Ollie Thorne.
“I’ve been here nine years and it’s not the worst run we’ve had, but it’s certainly the toughest,” he added.
“We need to take stock of where we are.
“We’ve had two promotions in four years. Sometimes it just plateaus out, and that’s what has happened.
“The progression happened naturally, and happened dramatically quickly.
“David made his debut and he was exceptional. He’s a really good footballer.
“Ollie adds that bit of experience and determination while David needs the ball to his feet. He just oozes class. They’ll both add different things to the squad.”
Waders travel to Chesham this weekend.