Exeter boss Paul Tisdale is refusing to panic after his side slumped to the bottom of League One following their 2-0 loss at Bury.
The Grecians have picked up just one point in six matches on the road this season as an Andy Bishop's strike and an own goal from Matt Oakley gave the Shakers a comfortable win at Gigg Lane.
Exeter have also not scored a goal away from home this season, but Tisdale said: "There's only one way to go and there's a long way to go. It's where we finish at the end of the season and not where we are now. I'm not going to start getting too down about things.
"We are a good football side at the moment without being a winning side. It's a small step to make but it's an important step. We're very good box-to-box and at the moment, we're not a winning team because we're not doing the right thing in the two boxes.
"We've got to work it out. James Dunne was complaining the goalscorer (Bishop) had pulled his shirt but we can't rely on referees because they've got 22 players to look at.
"We have to be match strong and we have to prevent things and do our best to ensure we're not relying on referees."