Gordon Bartlett has backed his players to bounce back from their third straight league defeat when they host Margate at Grosvenor Vale on Saturday.
Defeats to Harlow, Boreham Wood and now Carshalton Athletic have caused the Stones to drop to 11th in the Ryman Premier, while another loss on Saturday would complete a clean sweep of league defeats in February.
The Stones' form was inconsistent prior to the reverse fixture against the Gate back in October. However, their 1-0 win that day kick-started a five-match winning streak in the league and Barlett is hoping for a repeat.
"That would be very timely," he said. "We quickly need to change the mindset of the play-ers, otherwise it becomes a habit.
"We've gone three games without a win and we've got to pick things up. I've got total faith in the team."
Stones contrived to throw a lead away at Carshalton, but Bartlett saw enough to convince him his side were better that the result suggested.
"We gave the game away on Saturday by conceding three poor goals," he added. "It was a much improved performance on the previous games but I can't say we were wonderful. We were the better side and certainly had more territorial advantage. If [Ryan] Ashe had scored that penalty I'm certain we would have gone on to win comfortably."
Bartlett pointed the finger of blame at two of his more consistent performers this season, defender Alan Massey and goalkeeper Sean Thomas. However, both have accepted that they played their part in Saturday's implosion and Bartlett is keeping his faith in the pair.
"Sean made an error of judgement for the first goal while his positioning was wrong for the free kick they scored from. Alan Massey failed to attack the ball for their second goal but both he and Sean have been outstanding for us this year.
"We got punished for their errors and they have held their hands up, but I will back them to the hilt. They will learn from it and come back as better players."
Stones are at home again next Tuesday, with Billericay Town their opponents, and Bartlett insists six points can be in the bag by this time next week.
"Reaching 50 points is our number one target. Once we get to that we can set another," commented the manager. "It's not out of the question that we can secure a top half finish. The sooner we can get to that the sooner we can maybe look even more positively."
UP NEXT: Margate
**Where? Grosvenor Vale, Saturday, 3pm * Manager: Terry Yorath * League record to date: P31 W9 D5 L17 * Last five (most recent first): W, D, W, L, W * Last five away: D, L, L, L, L **Top scorer: Wayne Wilson (5) * Current league position: 17th * Last season: 9th * 2007/08 season: Stones lost 4-2 (H) and drew 3-3( A)