Richard Clarke last night claimed that confidence in the Glentoran ranks remains intact, despite collecting only one point from the last three games.
And the Oval midfielder is promising fans that the players believe that they can go on another run similar to that which saw Scott Young’s side win the opening six games of the season.
The Glens remain top of the Carling Premiership despite defeats to Ballymena United and Crusaders, with a draw against Linfield sandwiched in between.
Anything less than victory at home to Portadown tonight, though, will leave the Glens vulnerable to being overtaken by either Crusaders or Linfield — or both.
“We’ve come up against top teams over the last few games and only taken one point out of nine, which isn’t good enough,” said Clarke.
“We’re still top of the table though and our confidence hasn’t been affected by our results.
“There is still plenty of self belief in the squad and if we can get a win on the board then hopefully we’ll get back into the habit, because losing becomes a habit, just like winning.”