Hearts boss John McGlynn is hopeful that his side's luck will turn when they face Motherwell tomorrow at Tynecastle.
The Jambos have won two of their nine matches this season and despite lying near the foot of a congested SPL table McGlynn is confident of a change in fortunes.
He said: "How many points is there between us and Motherwell? Four. That's not a lot. And that's the team that was third last year.
"There's nothing in the league table that can't be turned around. Two or three victories, you look at St Johnstone, look where they are. Look where Aberdeen are, look where Hibs are, teams that weren't doing well last year.
"We're playing well enough. We just need to get the ball in the back of the net and I'm very, very confident things will turn around."
The week at Tynecastle has been overshadowed by the delayed payment of October's salaries.
McGlynn and the six players affected had been told their pay would arrive by close of play yesterday, three days late, but there was still no confirmation today.
Financial concerns aside, scoring has been a problem for Hearts, according to McGlynn, but a possible solution is former Well forward John Sutton.
Sutton has struggled to find the form he demonstrated at Fir Park since moving to Edinburgh at the beginning of the 2011-12 season and was sent to Australia's A-League on loan for the second half of last term.
He has cut something of an isolated figure up front for Hearts, but McGlynn maintains belief in the striker's ability.
He said: "We've really only got John Sutton as an experienced striker.We're going down the route of bringing in young players for the long-term.
"John could very well play a big part, he could score a few goals. We have to get the ball in the back of the net. We've been a bit inconsistent in front of goal."
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