Spencer Weir-Daley's form is key to Boston United manager's future
Positives are thin on the ground following Boston United's shocking slump in form, which has left manager Jason Lee's position in deep jeopardy.
But at least the Pilgrims can rely on the Spencer Weir-Daley, who could not have done anymore to help keep his boss in a job.
Since returning to the side following a back injury, the former Lincoln City striker has scored four in three games, which have all ended in defeat.
It is a far cry from Boston's flying start, which saw them register victories against Droylsden and Histon.
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And Weir-Daley's ability to score a goal out of nothing will be needed by Lee again on Saturday when United make the arduous trip to north Wales to face Colwyn Bay.
"It's hard to put a finger on what has happened because nothing has changed within the set-up," said Weir-Daley.
"We've made changes to the formation, but nothing has changed in our mentality since those two wins.
"So it's really hard to pinpoint what has gone wrong, but we've got to stay positive."
Thankfully for the Pilgrims, Weir-Daley is over the back injury which kept him out of the side for those opening victories.
"I'm really happy to be back in the side. It was really frustrating to miss those games," he added.
"I had a back problem towards the end of pre-season which was niggling me. I had a back spasm.
"I wasn't really moving right in pre-season and it got to the stage where I had to take some time out.
"I've worked my way back into the team and it's nice to be hitting the net.
"I didn't feel under any extra pressure coming into the side after those wins. I always feel under pressure because I always want to score.
"With the team doing well at the time, I was really excited about coming back and helping the team."
Weir-Daley's latest goals came in another losing effort at Oxford City on Tuesday night.
He struck twice before half-time to give United a 2-1 lead, but the visitors collapsed in the second half to lose 4-2.
Despite another setback, manager Lee vowed to the lift his squad ahead of Saturday's trip to Colwyn.
"It's a bitterly disappointing result and some personal performances weren't good enough," said Lee, who apologised to Boston fans after the match.
"Come training, they will be down and so they should be after four defeats.
"But I won't struggle to lift the players, they've got no choice.
"My personality is to get up and go and keep battling away.
"Fair play to the supporters. They were great. I apologise to them and the players should do the same.
"But actions speak louder than words. They need to lift their performances and start winning games for Boston United.
"It's a long season and there are ups and downs. Hopefully this will be our worst spell of the season."