TOWN boss Peter Jackson believes it will be third time lucky for his side when Swansea visit on Saturday.
The Galpharm chief watched his team fight out a 2-2 Boxing Day home draw with Tranmere - then insisted they created more than enough chances to have won.
His comments mirrored those after the previous home clash with Northampton, which finished 1-1.
After Andy Booth fired Town ahead with a sizzling ninth-minute shot, Tranmere put themselves in the driving seat with two goals by Chris Greenacre (39 and 51).
But a battling home display seen by 10,228 (1,028 of them in the visitors' stand) was rewarded when Danny Schofield converted a penalty on the hour.
While Town at least gained a point, they remain 17th in League I and are now without a win in 10 matches in all competitions.
It's the worst run since the Championship season of 2000-01, when 19 successive matches, initially under Steve Bruce then Lou Macari, failed to yield a victory.
"It's disappointing that we have dropped points after again creating so many clear-cut chances," said Jackson, who has been promised funds by chairman Ken Davy to use during next month's transfer window (see Page 39).
"You look at the games against Northampton and Tranmere and see that we are not killing sides off.
"We also gave away a couple of silly goals yesterday, but other than that, the performance was positive.
"The crowd again gave us good backing, and I think they can see that we are not getting that little bit of luck in front of goal that our endeavour deserves."
Jackson restored skipper Jon Worthington after two games out with an ankle injury and said: "I thought he did well, especially given the limited amount of time he has had on the training pitch."
Swansea are fifth after winning 3-1 at Crewe yesterday.