Stockport boss Paul Simpson has backed striker George Donnelly to rediscover his form after going 10 games without a goal.
Simpson is still hopeful he will be allowed to bring Donnelly to Edgeley Park permanently in the January transfer window from Plymouth, but admits the 22-year-old needs to recover from a crisis of confidence.
Simpson told the Stockport Express: "It's difficult for a striker when they're not scoring goals because that's what they judge themselves on and that's what everybody else does.
"I've said to him that he's going to have to play that lone striker role many times and he's got to learn how to play that role better. He's low on confidence because he's not scoring but there are other players who are low on confidence because we're not getting results.
"Unfortunately that's part of football and you've got to have the strength of character to come through these spells."