KILMARNOCK STORM coach Myles Watson admits it’s been a tough start to the season for his team – but he insists things are on the up.
Their games so far have seen them play Paisley Pirates over two legs in the Autumn Cup then they faced Edinburgh Capitals and Kirkcaldy Kestrels in their first two SNL matches.
But Watson is feeling positive as he looks ahead and reckons his team can take the points from Saturday’s visitors, Dundee Comets.
He said: “It’s definitely safe to say that the start of the season has been tough. Paisley, Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy and Dundee are all top teams so we definitely have had it harder than most.
“It’s been a marker as to where we want out level to be, but for a team that’s rebuilding, it has definitely been a hard set of fixtures.
“Our aim is to compete with teams this year and I feel the guys are definitely good enough to challenge for wins.
“With the signings we’ve made that have strengthened our team we are looking to climb the table a good bit.
“Looking to Saturday, the Comets are a good team and will be a tough challenge for us, but after our last game I think we have realised we are a good team.
“If we can put a full 60 minutes together then I can see no reason why we’re not capable of coming away with the two points.”
Watson pinpointed where his team have gone wrong in matches this season and believes it’s linked into the disappointing attendance numbers that go to The Galleon.
But he remains confident that things are turning for the better, but admits the team needs wins before they can get more bums on seats.
He added: “Our problem is we just seem to switch off at times and that has cost us dearly, I have to admit.
“With the exception of the Edinburgh game, we competed with teams and our own mistakes have cost us more than being outplayed by the opposition.
“Not winning means our crowds have been quite small and with the exception of the Paisley games, where they brought a great support with them, we have struggled with crowd numbers.
“But we have a few ideas and great off ice staff who work very hard and I believe we will be able to increase attendance at games but to be honest we need to start winning.
“For us, success would be a season where we play to our potential, compete in every game and when we gain more consistency, we will gain more points.”