LEWIS Hobday attempts to temporarily forget Blues' current league position and instead focuses on some positives.

We are in the relegation zone.

We have only taken 4fourpoints from a possible 33.

We have conceded the highest number of goals in the EFL.

It is a tough time for us all. There are fundamental issues which we clearly need to resolve; from a clean sheet mentality to midfield creativity. Understandably, this has led to a lot of negativity among our fans.

I have no doubt that these issues are being re-iterated to the players daily and that everyone at the club is genuinely trying their best to turn things around.

However, let’s put everything to one side for a few minutes.

Here are 10 reasons why we should be (or at least try to be) positive about our club this week.

1. We have won a game. Spare a thought for all the Watford, Bolton and Stevenage fans. They have not even seen their team win yet!

2. The new manager At the time of writing, we are awaiting the announcement of a new manager who could turn our season around. This is from a shortlist which includes both high-profile names and club legends.

3. Recent fan fundraising efforts The Shrimpers Trust ‘Journey to the Gills’ involved 10 fans walking 33.4 miles between Roots Hall and Gillingham’s stadium. They have raised an incredible £7,400 so far, split equally between Little Havens and the Shrimper’s Trust. If you would like to and are able to donate, you still can via their online ‘Just Giving’ page.

4. Three relegation spots this season This means that we only really need to be better than (or at least get more points than!) three other teams.

5. Tom Hopper played his first 45 minutes of football in almost a year this week and Sam Barratt is fighting his way back to full fitness. These are two players who can positively bolster our squad.

6. Two wins from safety With almost a quarter of the season’s games played, remarkably we are only six points adrift. This can easily be corrected by just a short run of good form or some key wins against relegation rivals.

7. Our youth system Daniel Bentley, Dru Yearwood, Elvis Bwomono and many more. We have produced and are producing some exciting talent from our youth system; helping both our squad and our finances.

8. League One has some big teams There are an increasing number of teams within the League which have considerable financial backing, well-known brands, exciting histories and a much bigger fan bases. The fact that we get to play (and sometimes beat) such teams is incredible. It also makes for some memorable away days!

9. New stadium progress We can all probably agree that we will not believe anything until we see it. However, it appears and feels like some tangible progress is being made with the new stadium. As much as we love Roots Hall, it would be great to see us at Fossetts Farm and hopefully in a better financial position as a result.

10. We still have a club How would you we feel if the club we love and follow every week ceased to exist? That was the harsh reality for Bury fans and almost the reality for Bolton fans. After such events, we should feel lucky that we have a club – and long may that continue!