Steven Ugarkovic says Newcastle have to stick to their guns and the goals will come after a frustrating defeat to Adelaide United.
The Jets went down 2-1 to the Reds despite having 31 shots to Adelaide's 13, six shots on target to four, 32 crosses to 24, 10 corners to seven, as well as also having more possession.
Ugarkovic, who almost scored at Cooper's Stadium, believes if his team keeps the faith they will eventually be rewarded.
"Paul Izzo made plenty of great saves and we had plenty of chances to put the game away, but we didn’t," he said.
"It’s disappointing the result, but the signs are there we are perfoming well. It’s not really that anything needs to change, it’s just persisting with what we’re doing because it’s just that last kick of the ball that’s letting us down – whether it’s concentration, or things like that.
"We just have to stay focused in that last split second and the goal comes... Personally I just can’t buy a goal at the moment. Half a centimeter and it goes in.The boys, we created so much in the front third, so many clear-cut chances.
"There was plenty of chances. But once that one goes in I think they will start flowing. We just have to keep creating those chances and the goals will come."
Ugarkovic will make his 100th A-League appearance this weekend against Melbourne City after the midfielder made his debut for the Jets in 2016.
"It’s a proud moment for myself," the 25-year-old admitted.
"Growing up watching the A-League as a kid and being at that 100 game mark for the club is a proud moment for me. I’m looking forward to it on the weekend and to top it off with a win would be perfect."
Melbourne City lost 3-0 to Perth Glory last weekend but Ugarkovic is not reading too much into that result.
"They’re a good side, they’re close to the top of the table for a reason," the former Olyroo said.
"We need to be on top of our game, make sure we’re defensively strong and keep creating those chances."