Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley hopes his side can continue their good form in Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Walsall at Bescot Stadium (3pm).
Town have lost just one of their opening six games in all competitions, and are unbeaten in their two previous league games – a 5-2 win over Port Vale and a 2-2 draw with Colchester United, both at Blundell Park.
And Jolley hopes the Mariners can keep up their good progress as they prepare for Saturday’s clash with Darrell Clarke’s Walsall.
Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “It was a good three points against Port Vale, and we want to try and keep our form going.
“We’ve lost one game out of six so far so we’re pleased about that.
“But every game is different, and Walsall are a tough opponent and we’re away from home, so it will be a difficult game.
“We’ve got a different group of players this season and I think so far, hopefully, people can see that we’ve made some progress.
“And we just want to keep moving forward, keep making progress, and keep trying to improve as a team from game to game.
“This group has got good character about it. They’ve shown good resilience, certainly in the home games where we’ve come back and taken points – that’s been a positive.
“We’re pleased with where we’re at, but it’s such early days – it’s just five league games.
“And, at the moment, if you win a game you zoom up the league table a long way and if you lose a game the opposite happens because it’s very early stages of the season.”
Jolley confirmed he’s still trying to make two more signings before the window closes on Monday (5pm).
He said: “Likelihood is one thing, trying to do so is another – we’re certainly trying to do so.
“We’ve still got a few days before the window closes, and we’re still trying to add certainly one more player to the squad, and maybe even two.
“We’re trying to sign players all the time, and if we could do that now or today we’d do so.
“But you’re often waiting on the other party – the player, the agent or the club – to make a decision.
“So we’re still trying, and hopefully things can fall into place before the deadline closes.”
Harry Davis will be out with a dislocated shoulder for several games, Ahkeem Rose is close to returning to training, and Harry Clifton could be involved this weekend.
Watch Michael Jolley’s full pre-Walsall press conference for free on iFollow Mariners.