Blues boss Chris Hardy has insisted that results in coming weeks must improve, if his side want to give themselves a chance of making the play-offs.
Whitby dropped out of the play-off places for just the third time this season, falling to seventh, following a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Stourbridge on Saturday.
Hardy was disappointed with the result, and insists that things must improve in coming weeks.
“The table doesn’t lie,” Hardy told whitby-town.com.
“There’s still plenty to play for, but unfortunately results of late, probably since Christmas, mean that it’s probably time for us to drop out of that top bunch.
“I don’t believe that the performance levels have dipped that much, but its fine margins that are unfortunately going against us.
“We’ve got to do something about that, whether we’re in front of goal or defending our goal. We’ve got to be more clinical.
“If we are to get back in it, which we’re hopeful and confident of doing as a group, then results have to improve and we have to be a little bit more consistent with our results.”
The ex-Guisborough Town man was also disappointed with his side’s defending across the Stourbridge game, insisting that it wasn’t good enough at times.
“We knew what Stourbridge were about,” Hardy added.
“They’re very direct and powerful and they used that to full effect in the second 45, and got goals that I could only describe as soft, barring the third one.
“Even then we could have defended that a little bit better before it’s broken for the lad to put it in the top bin.
“We should be doing better and the lads know that.”