Continue to perform as they did against Newport County last Sunday and results will quickly turn for Cheltenham Town, says youngster Harry Williams.
The 18-year-old former Balcarras School pupil made his first start of the season against the Welsh club, playing just off front man Terry Gornell in boss Paul Buckle’s line-up.
Despite causing some major problems for the Exiles’ defence, Williams was unable to prevent the Robins slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Whaddon Road, but he said the dressing room belief remains strong ahead of Saturday’s short trip to Oxford United.
“I thought it was a good team performance by the lads and at the end we were gutted we haven’t got at least a point out of the game,” Williams said.
“Both of our games since Christmas have been decent performances so we can’t be too down despite the results. We have to keep going and look forward to Oxford at the weekend.”
Williams was challenged in the box late on, with Cheltenham’s appeals for a penalty waved away.
“I think it was a penalty because he (Darren Jones) came straight through me and I expected it to be given,” he said.
“He caught me on the Achilles and it sent cramp up my leg, but I’ll be fine for Saturday.”
Buckle has already shown he is not afraid to give youth a chance and Williams is aiming for a run in the side.
“I found out before the game I was starting and I was very excited, it’s good the gaffer put his faith in me,” he said.
“I thought in the first half I struggled to get into the game a bit, but in the second half when I dropped in deeper I had a better game.
“I was told to play off the shoulder of Terry in the first half, but I dropped deeper in the second and I was pleased with my performance.
“The boys are down and gutted with the result, but there is plenty of belief there and we know results will come if we keep playing like that.”