David Dunn said he and his players must keep on believing that things will turn around for them after they were beaten 1-0 by Salford City at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.
The Bluebirds boss made changes to his shape and personnel for the visit of The Ammies and his side were arguably the better throughout the contest only to be frustrated by the form of City keeper Vaclav Hladky.
The inspired Czech stopper made a handful of fantastic saves to frustrate Barrow before Ash Hunter curled home Salford’s decisive goal early in the second half.
“It’s disappointing to come out and talk about the missed opportunities today because I thought the lads gave the Club everything again,” Dunn told iFollow.
“It was a battling performance again and we created so many opportunities. I would have to watch the penalty claims back but on another day you get some of those given.
“I believe in this group and I believe that what we’re doing is the right thing but I get the frustration because we’re all feeling the same frustrations at not getting the results.
“We played a little bit differently today. I mixed it up a touch and we probably missed a couple of passes out from what we’ve been doing because I felt we could put Salford’s back four under pressure and we did that.
“I do firmly believe, and more importantly the players all believe, that it’s going to change for us and while that is the case I am good with that.
“It’s tough for me to take because I am a winner and I want to win football matches and so do the players, but sometimes things have gone against us so we have to keep being strong and it will come.”
Dunn also paid tribute to the fans as they were given the chance to return to the terraces for the first time this season following an easing in the coronavirus restrictions.
However, he admitted it was difficult to take that they weren’t able to say thank you for their vocal support by collecting a positive result on the pitch.
“It was great to have the fans back on because it gave us a massive lift, especially when we’ve not been on the best of runs.
“It was fantastic to have that bit of noise and I really appreciate the support they gave us today – I am just sad and disappointed we couldn’t give them something to go home with.”