LEE SINNOTT has ordered his Altrincham players to tighten up at the back but delivered an upbeat message by insisting: ‘We will get it right’.

Frustration has been the theme of Alty’s opening six Blue Square North games, with their attacking endeavours being undermined by defensive errors and leaving them with just six points.

It is scant reward for some enterprising approach play, but Sinnott has seen enough to be sure they are on the right lines.

“We’ve got to do better at keeping the ball out of our net,” said the Alty boss. “We can’t go down the route of having to score four goals every game because we are letting three in. That’s not what successful teams do.

“Anyone who has watched our opening games will surely have felt some positive vibes from the football we have been playing, but we seem to have developed an unfortunate habit of turning wins into draws and draws into losses.

“It started at Harrogate, where we conceded late on after getting back to 2-2, and has happened repeatedly since, and that is the frustrating aspect of what we’ve done so far. But we will get it right. On the evidence of what I’ve seen, I am convinced of that.

“We have created chances against everyone we’ve faced, so our forward play is on course, at least. We do need to be tighter at the back, though, and we will work on that.”

Two exceptional individual strikes by Scott Spencer proved the difference at 100 per cent table-toppers Hyde on Saturday, while Alty were pegged back to 2-2 by Guiseley, after leading 2-0, on Monday.

“Hyde had their tails up for the first 15 minutes, as you might expect, but I thought we edged it after that,” added Sinnott. “They were two ‘worldy’ goals from Spencer. You can’t do much about those, but generally we do have to stop conceding so many.”

Adam Flynn is nearing fitness but unlikely to be ready for Saturday's game at Gloucester. Anthony Danylyk misses the trip to Solihull on September 17 after two yellow cards against Guiseley.