While there is little doubt Moseley are yet to find the right combination in their tight forwards, Kevin Maggs is far more content with the balance of his threequarters.
The former Ireland centre was devastated by Mose’s last-minute, one-point defeat at Leeds last Sunday, a result that leaves them second bottom of the Championship with only one win from their first seven games.
However, throughout that difficult start to the campaign Maggs’ men have looked threatening behind the scrum.
The centre partnership of Andy Reay and Greg King has been looking particularly effective and wing Billy Robinson is also growing in confidence and influence.
Certainly they looked threatening against London Scottish and Leeds, where Robinson finished off a superb break by Reay with his second try of the season, to leave Maggs with at least some consolation from two otherwise disappointing defeats.
“We will take the positives,” the head coach said. “We are still going to go out with the intention to play. We have seen what we are capable of doing.
“At Leeds we had another first phase try from the backs and they are spot on where I want them to be at the minute.
“They are playing well, scoring some good tries and a lot of the time they listen.”
The implication there, however, is that some of his forwards are less responsive and on Monday Maggs repeated his intention to root out those who are not investing the requisite effort levels for long enough.
Their front five will certainly need to be on their game on Saturday as a powerful Rotherham pack visit Billesley Common.
The fixture will be a poignant affair having been dedicated to the memory of former club president Tony Thomas, who died on August, 7. Mose have invited his family as guests of honour.