Morrell said there is a long way to go to ensure survival, but the first steps have been taken.

“The next four games are going to be crucial,” said Morrell.

“We believe we can better the teams around us in the back leg of the season but need to close the gap before we enter that phase.

“Three more wins before Christmas will certainly go a long way towards achieving this.

“To do that we need to build on Saturday’s performance, which was by no means our best.

“We have plenty left in the tank and we certainly intend to play ourselves out of this dark hole.”