BRANTHAM Athletic joint-boss Michael Brothers wants his side to wipe the slate clean and put an end to their “crazy” spell of poor form.

The Imps are fifth in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division but have seen their results take a nosedive – losing against Long Melford, Haverhill Rovers, Histon and Godmanchester Rovers since late January.

Last week’s cold snap led to the postponement of their match at home to Great Yarmouth Town and they will hope to get back on track when Wroxham visit the Leisure Centre tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

“Our recent form has been crazy and there’s no denying we’ve been poor,” said Brothers, who runs the side with Matt Carmichael.

“We always knew it was going to be tough when the weather changed and the pitches turned but we didn’t know it was going to be this bad. We didn’t see it coming.

“We thought we’d put an end to the run when we won 4-2 at Newmarket but then lost 4-0 at Godmanchester.

“The less said about that one the better, because we underperformed from the very first whistle.

“However, the enforced break because of the postponement came at a good time for us.

“It’s done us a favour and given everyone a chance to take a breather and recharge batteries.

“Now it’s a new month and a chance to wipe the slate clean and start again, treating our remaining dozen games like a mini-season.”

Brantham are still hunting for a top-four finish.

They are three points behind Histon and five behind Stowmarket Town, who they visit in an eye-catching fixture next Saturday.

“A top-finish is certainly still achievable,” added Brothers, who is suspended for tomorrow’s Wroxham clash.

“There are going to be twists and turns before the end of the season.

“We have to take it game by game and keep believing in what we’re doing.

“However, we know our bad form has allowed others to close the gap and if we look over our shoulders, there are a couple of teams breathing down our necks.

“We’re like a bridge in the middle between the top four and a chasing pack and we have to make sure we keep challenging the sides above rather than being overtaken by those below.

“We know we’re capable of that and you only have to look at our form up until the end of January.

“Mistakes have been made on and off the pitch and we’re honest about that.

“But hopefully we’ve learned enough to put things right and we certainly still believe we’re good enough.”

Darcy De’ath is also suspended for tomorrow’s game, having been sent off at Godmanchester.

However, Craig Hughes and Michael Murray should both have recovered from injury in time to play. Both would have missed out against Yarmouth.

In addition to their premier division campaign, Brantham also have a League Cup semi-final to look forward to when they travel to Wroxham on March 20.