Crusaders can close the gap on league leaders Cliftonville to four points with a win at Glentoran on Monday evening.
Even though they are well in the hunt for the Gibson Cup midfielder Philip Lowry cannot help but wonder what might have been.
While the Crues have impressed with victories over the Reds, Linfield, Glentoran and Coleraine already this season three of their six defeats have come from teams in the bottom half of the table.
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Lowry revealed they have been working hard to "iron out" those type of defeats, but said it shows the quality there is throughout the league.
"You're always looking back and thinking what might have been," said the 33-year-old.
"Some of the defeats we've had are typical Crusaders but it's something we're working hard to iron out.
"At the same time you've no given right to beat anyone in this league, the teams who have beat us this year have deserved to.
"If you're off your game you'll lose, that's just simple.
"It's the old cliche that we have to look after ourselves and take it one game at a time.
"We know we're really strong at home. We just have to iron out that away form, making ourselves harder to beat, nicking a goal and getting a point or three points here and there."
After picking up four points in the last seven days against Larne and Linfield, Crusaders face another stiff test at Glentoran tonight.
The Glens look rejuvenated under Rodney McAree following his promotion to manager picking up six points and scoring nine goals in his two games in charge.
Lowry though says he isn't reading too much into their results, instead focusing on themselves.
"These three games probably don't come any tougher," he said.
"At Larne we probably set our stall out to get a point and we got it, knowing that we would probably go hammer and tong against Linfield to get three, which we did.
"Glentoran seem to have turned a bit of a corner, albeit against opposition which they would probably have expected to beat.
"We'll go there under no illusions, but I'm sure they won't want to play us either.
"You always see some sort of impact after a managerial change.
"I wouldn't read too much into it to be honest. There's still a long way to go.
"Rodney is his own man and he will want to put his own stamp on things, but we will just look after ourselves.
"We always give it a go no matter who we're playing against.
"It has been a week for us and if we can take something from Monday's game it would set us up well for the Irish Cup game with Bangor and the run-in after that."
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