STEVE Edmondson is looking to the business end of the season with new confidence after his new look Kendal Town side pulled off a superb win at Trafford on Saturday.

After a seven game winless run, Edmondson revealed that in the lead up to the game, he held an open meeting with his side when he admitted "a few home truths came out."

But the tactic worked, and a Mintcakes side containing three new additions came from behind to grab a 2-1 triumph which has transformed the mood at the club as they prepare for two tough away trips in the space of four days, starting with Saturday's trip to Tadcaster.

"We had a meeting with the players and we sorted a few things out and a few home truths came out, and I was really pleased with the way the lads responded," said the Town boss.

"We were superb at Trafford and I was delighted with the win."

Edmondson said he was particularly pleased that the trio of new signings, Keighran Kerr, Michael Samson and Tom Stead, who have formed the vanguard of a wider drive to add to and strengthen the squad, had all performed well.

Kerr, the young striker brought in from Carlisle United on a loan deal for the rest of the season, made an impressive debut.

"He was a bit rusty which is only to be expected and he's not quite fully match fit so we took him off after 60 minutes, but he looked the part and it will hopefully provide a boost for Emil Jaaskelainen up front," said Edmondson.

Samson too impressed, the much travelled defender who has played for the likes of Marine, Skelmersdale, Clitheroe and, most recently, Bootle, slotting in well in a much more solid looking rearguard.

"He formed a good understanding with Seydou Bamba at the back," said the Mintcakes supremo, who added that Samson's experience and physical presence made him a great addition to the ranks.

But it was Tom Stead who made the most significant contribution, the full back crowning a tidy display by venturing up front in the closing minutes to outjump the home rearguard and plant a towering header into the net.

That proved to be the winning goal and marked a fine return to the fold for Stead, who had a brief spell at Town at the tail end of last season.

Another new signing, Callum Fawcett, has also been added to the ranks with the player's father Gary joining the coaching staff.

And Edmondson said he hoped to bring further new blood in this week as this testing on the road double header looms with the Tadcaster game followed very closely by Tuesday's hike up to the North East coast to face Marske United, who like Tadcaster have serious designs on promotion.

"We know it will be tough but coming back from a goal down on Saturday has given the lads a boost on confidence," said Edmondson.

"The spirit is great in the squad so let's hope we can get something from these two games."