Tommy Wright felt Corby Town didn’t get what they deserved at Gloucester City on Saturday.
The Steelmen suffered a seventh successive defeat in the Vanarama National League North as Joshua Cooke’s second-half strike proved decisive at Whaddon Road.
Corby have now gone 13 games in all competitions without a win and will drop to the foot of the table tomorrow (Tuesday) night if AFC Telford United avoid defeat in their match at FC United of Manchester.
The Steelmen host Telford in a huge clash at Steel Park this weekend.
And, despite another loss, Wright had praise for his players after an improved display.
“We didn’t get what we deserved,” the Corby boss said.
“Even speaking to the Gloucester manager Tim Harris afterwards, we both felt it was a game that had a draw written all over it.
“Obviously it was a massive three points for them and, for us, it’s how it is going at the moment.
“Cleveland Taylor has hit the underside of the bar early on and there were a few who felt the ball had gone over the line. It wasn’t given and it is things like that that are just going against us.
“But it was so much better in terms of work ethic and desire and those were the questions I threw at the players before the game. They delivered from that point of view.
“They put the work in on Saturday and didn’t get what they deserved. Now we need to build on it get that win we desperately need.”
Meanwhile, Corby’s scheduled friendly with Northampton Town’s under-18 team tonight (Monday) has been postponed due to heavy fog at Steel Park.
The game was due to see Paul Malone’s return to action following a near eight-month lay-off after he suffered a double leg break in February.