Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has blamed injuries for the club's dismal start to the campaign, pointing to their current resurgence as proof.
A 2-1 win over Golden Arrows extended the Clever Boys' unbeaten run to six matches in the Premiership. For the first time this term they are showing glimpses of the form which saw them claim the title last season.
Hunt argued that the victory was evidence of the difference in quality between Wits teams with and without their best players.
"When we played Golden Arrows [where Wits lost 3-1] in the first round, this team that played today, we had eight changes and look at the one we play... you tell me," he said.
"We never had players, we never had the squad, they were all injured. It's how football works but we can't complain about it, we got to get on with it."
The Students languished near the bottom of the table for much of the opening stages of the season, but have since climbed up to 10th place.
Hunt's side will be in action on Wednesday in the second leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary-round tie against Pamplemousses, having won the first leg 2-0.
Afterwards, Wits face a tricky encounter with Cape Town City, who have already beaten them four times in 2017/18.