Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund is confident of securing a top eight finish this season following a recent upturn in form and results.
Matsatsantsa have lifted themselves up to ninth in the Absa Premiership standings after embarking on a four-match unbeaten run, picking up two wins and two draws.
The positive run of results does not surprise Igesund, though, who feels they had experienced some bad luck during a rough patch at the start of the campaign.
He is now backing his charges to secure a place in the PSL's top eight and, depending on future results, perhaps even higher placed finish could be on the cards.
"It is not as if we have played badly," Igesund told Sowetan Live.
"We've been largely unlucky and had we had a shot that had gone in here, or a penalty decision in our favour there, it would be a whole different story.
"But there are clubs that have lost six or seven games in a season and gone on to win the league.
"I'm confident we can finish in the top eight and if we have a run of positive results we could be aiming higher."
Igesund also addressed the recent suggestions by certain sections of the South African media that have claimed that the former Bafana Bafana coach had lost the backing of his players.
He added: "And then there are stories that the players are against me. I feel I have the full support of the players and that we have a fantastic relationship."