GARY Waddock says he doesn't know what more his players need to do to transfer positive performances into results.

The Blues boss has been more than happy with the displays his team have put in during their last two matches - both of which have ended in defeat.

He senses a win coming but doesn't think his players need to do anything different against Notts County tomorrow than they did against Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday.

Asked what more his players need to do to get that elusive win, Waddock said: "I don't know, if I'm being honest with you. It's about performances and if we continue to perform like that, surely at some stage it'll turn and we'll pick up points.

"The players have given everything in those two games and unfortunately we've not got any points for it."

He said a win is coming and sees no reason why it can't come at Meadow Lane tomorrow.

Waddock said: "I wouldn't say they will get absolutely thumped by us but I think there's a win around the corner for us.

"Why not Saturday? We try to win every game but - there's a big but - Notts County have done very well. Martin Allen has done an excellent job there with the players. We know how tough a task it's going to be but it's the same every week. We know the challenges that are ahead.

"We know where we are and we are competing with these big clubs. The players have to continue to perform and at some stage it will turn and we will pick up points."

Waddock said after the loss to Sheffield Wednesday that fine margins had cost his team against them and Charlton.

He said: "The two teams we've played against, you look at the centre forwards they've got - they've got that quality. They are more clinical when the chance comes around. Bradley Wright-Phillips had two opportunities and got two goals. On Saturday Sheffield were able to bring someone of the quality of Clinton Morrison off the bench. That's the difference."

County are sixth in the table but are winless in three, and were beaten 4-2 at Colchester when they put in their worst display of the season last time out.

Like Waddock, Magpies boss Martin Allen will be without his captain through suspension. Gavin Mahon is set to replace Neal Bishop in midfield after the skipper picked up his fifth yellow card of the season.

Stephen Hunt is out through injury but County will welcome back key defender Krystian Pearce from suspension.