MARK DOBSON believes that Dunfermline Rugby Club haven’t had the results their performances have merited but is confident their form will turn.

The McKane Park head coach, who took up the role last month, has seen his side record just two victories so far in BT Caledonia Division One but insists the squad’s commitment to training and his way of playing will pay dividends.

After a free week, the Blues travel north to an Aberdeen Wanderers team one place above them in the table on Saturday looking to bounce back from defeat to Grangemouth Stags.

Although Dunfermline lost that game, they produced a valiant effort with just 14 men for the whole of the second half and Dobson told Press Sport: “The scores have not reflected the effort that the guys have put in.

“The intent of the players is there and, as the skill level increases and our error rate decreases, I’m sure we’ll see positive results.

“We were unfortunate in the second half against Grangemouth to play with only 14 men but the boys dug extremely deep and really pushed themselves to the maximum of their physical ability. We need to improve their skillset and we can only do that if the boys turn up to training. We’ve fixed the culture in that sense and the other important bit is improving our strength and conditioning.

“For the Aberdeen game, we’ll be reinforcing the importance of a result before we have a month off for the international matches but that will be like another pre-season for us. We’ll be working even harder to make sure that, come the kick-off for the second half of the season, we’re more competitive and are improving our scores.

“There will be no rest for the guys.”