Since winning the MTN8 Swallows have plunged to the bottom half of the Premiership log and appeared a disjointed team lacking in confidence for the the last two months, with their coach Zeca Marques seemingly on borrowed time.
The poor run of form that The Birds have endured prompted suggestions that the club needs to go into the transfer market the same way they did two years ago when they fought relegation.
However, Prins is maintaining his calm.
“We have the personnel to do the kind of job that can take us to the top five,” Prins says. “I think what actually happened was that we lost focus going into the last six weeks of the year.
“Another thing is the last game we played before the MTN8 Final the players’ minds were already on the Final so we gave away those points. Then the next game we played after the Final, which was three days later, the players had not really switched back to the League.
“I have the confidence that we will be able to come right in the second round and move up the standings. For us it is not a question of reinforcing the squad so much but just getting the players that we have back to doing what they are capable of – which is winning games.”
Prins adds that the return of Siyabonga Nomvete will also be a boost for the squad.
Since returning to training Swallows have had just one player on trial – Sthembiso Ntombela, although Thapelo Tshilo is also still training with the club, having arrived before the break.
The club’s technical team that has indicated its intentions of adding a central defender to the squad.