Jimmy Neighbour has been encouraged with the improvement of his U17 squad over the last couple of months.
The lads turned around heavy reverses against Coventry and Villa with a win against rivals Arsenal and have been on an upward curve since.
And despite defeats, coach Jim has been impressed with performances against the league's top two sides West Ham and Southampton in the last fortnight.
"The lads have really improved," said Jimmy. "Southampton and West Ham are the best two teams in our league and we've played them both in the last two weeks and neither have really been better than us.
"They just need to cut out the mistakes especially in our own box and when the ball goes in the opposition box, we need to get players on the end of them. We do create chances.
"It's just a matter now of the lads going out and believing themselves and I feel the results willl come."