Tayport return to Super League business tomorrow after a month of cup ties and a postponements when they face Hill o’Beath Hawthorn on the Canniepairt.
The Haws currently sit four places and eight points ahead of ’Port in the table and, like Tayport, are going through something of a transition.
Their legendary manager Jock Finlayson stepped down in the summer after decades at the Keirs Park helm.
Tayport suffered a cup exit last weekend, going out of the GA Engineering Cup at the first round stage with a home defeat against Broughty Athletic.
Manager John Ovenstone, however, was keen to focus on the positives.
He said, “I’m certainly not disappointed by the team’s performance.
“We are very much a work in progress and are heading in the right direction.
“We created a host of decent chances today and Steve Kerrigan reckons the first half was the best we’ve played.”
Ovenstone is aware of the team’s shortcomings though.
“We do need to be more ruthless at both ends of the park,” he said.
“That’s where we can definitely improve.
“Again, individual errors cost us and that is very frustrating.
“I have great belief in this group of players though and I hope we can learn from this defeat and move on to our next league game, at home to Hill o’Beath, and start climbing the table.”
Kick-off at the Canniepairt is scheduled for 1.30pm.