Perth Glory boss Richard Garcia chose to take the positives out of a 0-0 draw against the Central Coast Mariners that leaves his side bottom of the A-League ladder.
Glory are priced at 10/3 to stay there and pick up the wooden spoon for the campaign but Garcia refused to be downbeat after watching his side dominate but fail to take the win.
Glory were on top in the first-half at HBF Park but could not find a way through. Giordano Colli struck the woodwork with a free-kick while Bruno Fornaroli missed a penalty that was well saved by Mark Birighitti.
The failure to take their chances means Glory have failed to pick up a win in six games and their chances of playing finals look slim to say the least.
Even so Garcia is trying to stay upbeat and believes his side are heading in the right direction, despite propping up the rest of the A-League.
"It's a positive result in the fact we didn't concede," Garcia told reporters after the game. "But again, it's two points dropped really.
"That seems to be a little bit of a disappointing one, but at the same time there's a little bit of growth there and the guys are still pushing in the right direction.
"Some of the football we're playing has been very good. Now it's just about getting that win. The guys really need that first win to push on."
Glory are back in action on Saturday with another big home game against Brisbane Roar and more dropped points will pile more pressure on the under-fire Garcia.