WESTS Tigers sit on the bottom of the NRL ladder after Monday night's 28-16 loss to the Parramatta Eels.
The club has won only five games this season but coach Jason Taylor showed his usual optimism after yet another loss on Monday night.
"We have been looking for performances and that was a really strong one tonight under really tough conditions in the way the opposition kept getting penalties and we got hardly any.
"It was tough and there was some really great fight in us and it was a great response to our poor performance last week."
The penalty count finished at 12-4 in favour of the Eels, something Taylor plans to take up with referees' boss Tony Archer this week.
When quizzed about the club's chances of making the finals this year, Taylor simply said: "We want performances".
"I know everyone out there is focused on the competition table and the scoreboard at the end of the game but we're all working really hard to turn this club around. We have been a long way off for a number of years but the training that's been done each week at our club and the attitude of the players each week at our club and the performance tonight are all positive.
"I'm excited about the future of the club.
"The support that I have got and the coaching staff have got and the support the players have got off the back of that is enormous and I can't ask for any more."
Wests Tigers have the bye this week. They play the Broncos on Sunday, July 19.