WORCESTER City’s “unacceptable” display at rock-bottom Altrincham could be a “turning point” in their fight to avoid relegation from Vanarama National League North, admits Jordan Keane.

The Blue and Whites became only the second team to lose to Altrincham this season when they crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Moss Lane.

But John Snape’s side bounced back with a vastly-improved performance in a 2-2 draw with play-off chasing Darlington last Saturday.

The result at the Bromsgrove’s Victoria Ground appears to have gone some way to erasing the memory of their sorry showing at Alty.

But Keane insists it is important he and his teammates “keep hold” of the emotions felt that day and use the loss to fuel their bid for survival.

“We went into the game at Altrincham as favourites for the first time in a long time and we didn’t deal with it,” said the 23-year-old.

“We let everyone down as it was unacceptable, but I think it could be a bit of a turning point for us.”

After Darlington went ahead thanks to a David Syers header, City hit back with two late goals from Jordan Murphy before Harvey Saunders scored a last-gasp equaliser.

“We are still bitter about the Altrincham game and I think we have got to keep hold of that feeling,” Keane continued.

“We wanted to bounce back and I think that’s the reason why we played so well against Darlington.

“We can’t get carried away with how well we performed last Saturday, but we need to use what we did well and take it forward into the next game.”

The draw extended City’s winless run to 15 matches and denied them the chance to move out of the bottom three.

“I thought we had won it when Jordan scored so late,” Keane added.

“But we conceded straight away.

“It was a kick in the teeth, but there are definitely positives to take from the game.

“If we continue to play like that, I think a win is just around the corner.”

Keane will come up against his former club on Saturday (3pm) when Worcester travel to 14th-placed Nuneaton Town.

But the former Stoke City trainee, who joined City from Boro in November, insisted he was only focused on securing three precious points.

“I am looking forward to it, but it is just another game,” he said.

“I’ll obviously be playing against a few players that I know, but I want to win and that will be no different on Saturday.”