Neilston manager Kevin Muirhead insists there is no sense of panic at the Brig O’Lea, despite his team's winless start to the season now stretching to four games.

The Farmer’s Boys lost 2-1 at home to Petershill on Saturday and currently sit bottom of the First Division, with just one point from a possible 12.

It could have been different had Dillan Duddy buried a first-half penalty but he fired the ball over the crossbar and Neilston were made to pay after the break when Thomas Sinclair struck just before the hour mark.

Duddy made up for his earlier miss just a few minutes later as he netted Neilston's equaliser, only for Darren Miller to score a late goal direct from a corner to earn all three points for Peasy.

Muirhead said his players created enough chances to get a positive result and he remains optimistic about what his team can achieve.

He told Barrhead Sport: “We’ve missed a penalty and then fallen asleep for their first goal, before they score direct from a corner.

“Towards the end of the game, their goalkeeper has made a terrific save, we’ve had a couple off the line and the ball in the net but it was ruled out, so it’s just wee percentages that, once they swing in our favour, we’ll come good.

“If you’re an outsider and you don’t go to Neilston games, then you maybe look at the table after four games and think it’s going to be a hard season for us but what I've seen each week are positive signs of improvement.

"We’re moving in the right direction.

“We’ve got four players in a squad of 20 that were actually at the club last season, so it’s been a big turnaround.

“It was always going to be hard at the start of the season to get going but I think we’re starting to get there, so I’m not hitting the panic button.”

Neilston are back in league action on Wednesday night, when they head to Blantyre Victoria, before facing Lowland League side Broomhill away in a South Challenge Cup tie this Sunday.

Muirhead is hoping for a good result at Blantyre to kick-start his team's league campaign.

He added: “After a defeat, you want to play again as soon you can, to try and rectify it, so we’re going into Wednesday night with a bit of confidence, knowing that we’re moving in the right direction.

"Hopefully, we can get something out of it.

“Sunday gives us the chance to maybe do something a bit different.”

Wednesday's kick-off at the KG Stadium is at 7pm, with Sunday’s cup tie at the Dumbarton Football Stadium getting underway at 2pm.