Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has shared some optimism over the team's current trajectory as the DStv Premiership race approaches the midpoint.
Chiefs have begun to show some encouraging signs after their horrendous start to the 2020/21 campaign, climbing up the log table from 14th to their current seventh position.
After three wins on the trot and a more resolute performance in their recent goalless draw away to Stellenbosch, Amakhosi look to have turned the corner under Hunt's tutelage.
Having amassed 17 points from 13 games – still some way off his ideal trajectory of two points per game – the four-time league winner conceded they are far from where they need to be but shared some positivity around their improvement.
"No, not at all. We had a horrendous start, we haven't done well, but we're showing a little bit more now as we go on," Hunt told reporters after Saturday's game.
"It's important for us to try and improve every week, every game. We try and get better, I mean, there's still a long way to go, we're not even halfway yet."
With Baroka their next challenge ahead of the Soweto Derby on the weekend, Hunt made it clear that they are not in a position to rotate and rest legs before the big clash against their rivals Orlando Pirates.
"We can't rest anybody because we don't have [enough fit players in the squad]. We've got to try and just keep playing. I don't even think about the Derby. I mean, that's [too far away], we've got Baroka on Tuesday," he said.
Kick-off at FNB Stadium this evening is scheduled for 17h00.