Ian Varley believes that consistency will prove the key to Horsham pushing for a top-ten finish this season.
The Hornets coach can see the side’s inability to string together a positive run of results so far this season has cost them.
A point from a non-memorable clash against Chipstead on Saturday saw Horsham move up a place to 20th in the South Division table of the Ryman League.
But their inability to secure back-to-back wins from their 13 games so far this season has kept them languishing near the bottom three.
But with just 12 points separating the relegation zone and play-off places, the league is the tightest it has been for years.
Varley knows a run of results could easily propel Horsham up the table, he said: “I’ve been here a number of years now and the problem we always seem to have is consistency.
“If you look at the four previous games to Chipstead I think we won, lost, won and lost again, so we never seem to go on a run and ultimately that doesn’t help us get up the table.
“Having said that, our early season results didn’t reflect how we were playing and we were extremely unfortunate not to pick up any points for the first three or four games.
“I would expect us to comfortably finish in the top ten, but we just need to get that consistency in our performances week in week out.”
Player-manager Gary Charman is currently looking to bolster the side at the back as well as adding a proven 20-goal-a-season Ryman Premier striker.
Although they are determined not to compromise on quality for the sake of it, so new players have to be the right fit.
Varley added: “Funnily enough me and Gary had a chat about a few players this morning so I would expect some movements of players coming in over the next few weeks.”