THE Reds will be out to break a run of five hours without a goal tomorrow when they travel to Aldershot.
And manager John Coleman says all his players will be going for it as the 19th placed side look to stop their goal-shyness and secure their first win in seven games which will move them further away from the drop zone.
"I think the lads will be having a sweep on the first one to break the duck and they will all be hopeful of doing it sooner rather than later," said the Reds chief, with the Reds one of the lowest scorers in League Two.
"I didn’t realise it was five hours but we have got some entertaining flair players and hopefully this is their time."
Striker Paul Mullin is the top scorer with eight goals while midfielder Jimmy Ryan has seven. But Coleman knows they need others to chip in as well while also needing that bit of luck to help them change one-pointers - they have two goalless draws in their last two matches - into wins.
"Things seem to have conspired against us recently," said the Reds chief. "We have had a couple of penalty misses, missed a couple of really good chances and hit the woodwork.
"We are making a lot of chances and you have got to believe they will go into the net at some stage. It will be a relief when we score but we have tried to keep the lads relaxed as we don’t want them getting panicky and edgy.
"The frustrating thing is that we are playing well but the statistics say we have won just three of our last 24 matches and we know we should have won a lot more matches than we have.
"Our performances deserve a lot better. But I am a great believer in that the better you play, eventually you will get the results you deserve and I do believe a win is just around the corner.
"Hopefully it will come tomorrow but Aldershot will be tough game.
"We have some happy memories of a 4-1 win at the Recreation Ground in our Conference winning season but then bad memories in our first Conference game which we lost.
"I think we have won, drawn and lost there but all that has changed now and we have got to try and carry on our decent form and try and get a goal as that is the key for us - scoring."
Winger Bobby Grant is back in contention after scoring in the reserves’ 4-2 loss to Blackpool on Wednesday and Rochdale loanee Kallum Higginbotham and youngster Chris Turner are also pushing for a first team spot.
"Bobby scored two good free kicks and Chris and Kallum have done well. It shows that things are not bleak as we have good attacking options and hopefully they will work for us tomorrow."
It could also be John-Paul Kissock’s last game for the Reds as the winger’s one month loan spell is up from Everton.
Coleman admits every game is "massive" for the Reds now as they are only nine points off the last relegation spot and, following the Shots clash, there is a home match against Port Vale.
"It is tight at the bottom but Bournemouth only made one point on us over the two games this week and if they do that every time they won’t catch us.
"I have been happier this season - we have not looked out of place against any teams but we need to get a little bit more consistency.
"If we do this next season, keep most of the current squad - although finances will dictate that - and sign a couple more decent players then I can’t see why we can’t make it happen in this league."
John Mullin (ankle) is expected to be back while defender Robbie Williams came through the reserve clash and Colin Murdock has recovered from swollen glands. Leam Richardson (pelvis), Chris King (thigh) and Peter Murphy (knee) are out.
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