Steve Lomas believes St Johnstone can get a result at Aberdeen on Sunday despite their recent indifferent form.
The Saints have impressed this season but are without a win in four matches in all competitions. Three of those games have ended in defeat, including a controversial 2-1 Scottish Cup extra-time exit to Hearts on Tuesday.
Despite the recent poor run, Lomas remains confident St Johnstone can get a result in Sunday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Pittodrie, and said: "I am thoroughly enjoying the job. I wake up everyday with deep joy that I am going in to manage a really honest group of players."
He added: "Let's not forget these are a group of players who are massively over-achieving. We should not get away from the fact that if we don't have the worst budget, we have the second worst budget in the league yet my boys will be going for the top six.
"I think the boys can take a lot of credit and with a little bit of luck we would have had more points of late.
"I am more than happy with what the lads are giving and, although we're going to Pittodrie on the back of a few defeats, we are going there positive we can get a result."
Aberdeen will prove tough opponents as they look to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 10 games.
"I am expecting us to go there and compete and hopefully get a win," Lomas added. "That's what I am hoping for.
"Craig's a good manager, he has good staff and good players, but we can only worry about ourselves. We can't influence Aberdeen and how they are setting up. We have just got to go there and put our performance in.
"Like I say, I have been more than happy with the performances. It just hasn't turned into points."