Montrose favourite Ryan Ferguson couldn’t believe his side didn’t take all three points from the visit of Berwick Rangers on Saturday.
The Gable Endies battered the Wee Gers but just couldn’t find a way through to goal.
Ferguson said it was definitely a wasted opportunity to collect a second League Two win of the season, but added that the progress shown on Saturday proves that the side are on the up.
He said: “It felt like two points dropped, to be honest. I thought the team played really well, we had loads of chances but we just couldn’t get that final ball or final finish.
“I thought there were a lot of positives to take from the game, but it was just missing that final finish.
“I think it’ll come though and we’ve got a lot of positives to work with.
“It felt like one of those days where they’d go up the park and score to steal it. It’s definitely two points dropped and we have to be positive, two weeks ago we weren’t playing as well as that.
“It was a good performance but of course we’re very disappointed with the result.
“You want to win every week and if we play badly and win, we’ll take it. But it’s good to see our performances improving and the results won’t be far behind. Saturday was a good example of how well we can play.
“We could still be playing now and the ball wouldn’t have gone in the net.”
Ryan thinks the Gable Endies have more than enough about them to look towards the promotion play-offs despite their poor start to the campaign.
And the former Dundee United lad said he cannot wait for this weekend’s derby clash with league leaders Forfar Athletic, adding that he hopes Montrose are able to end the Loons’ astonishing winning run.
Ryan added: “We’re definitely good enough for mid-table. If the results improve, we’ve got the squad capable of looking up the way.
“We’ve been looking over our shoulder the last couple years but we’re looking to change that and look up towards the play-offs.
“We’ve got the strength in depth now, we have a good squad.
“The players are beginning to gel, we’re beginning to play well together after we had a difficult start.
“These are the games you get up for, you’re buzzing for it and the crowds love it.
“They’re the games you look forward to and it’s like a cup game when you go into a derby, form goes out the window as they say. Hopefully we can put an end to their winning run.