DAVID Dunn believes his Barrow side could be the unluckiest in the Football League.

The Bluebirds twice squandered leads to settle for a point at Holker Street.

Dunn’s side are desperately trying to pick up their first win of the season - and end an agonising 48-year wait for a Football League win.

Caolan Lavery scored a brace as Walsall twice battled back to escape with a point.

Dior Angus, from the spot, and Luke James’ thunderbolt were only enough for a point.

“It just looks at the minute like I’ve run a black cat over, like I’ve said before,” admitted Dunn.

“I stand here and I’m bitterly disappointed we didn’t win like we all are.

“But I stand here pretty positively because of the way we’ve played.

“I think we have got to look at that as a hell of a good performance from us.

"I think the way we played and the way we played through the lines we’ve been working was absolutely terrific.

“The keeper, we made him work quite a lot. We probably should have gone in 4-0 up at half time.

“If I was stood here and the performance wasn’t there then I’d be a little bit more worried.

“I must sound like a broken record in the dressing room because I’m telling them how well they played.

“It was a really good performance collectively and individually.”

Life back in the Football League has been a steep learning curve for the Bluebirds.

Defensive errors get punished at a higher level and Dunn knows his charges need to erase those mistakes.

“We’re getting punished for those little errors that we’re making and we need to be better at that,” stressed Dunn.

"We need to improve on that and the lads know that as well.”

And Dunn believes his squad need to improve their mentality when they’re ahead in games.

It’s the second successive game where the Bluebirds have squandered a handsome lead.

They were 3-1 up against Bolton on Tuesday night before a heart-breaking late draw to the Trotters.

“I think we seem to play better when we’re behind or drawing,” admitted Dunn.

“I think we’re playing the result and our mindset and mentality, we need to be a bit stronger.

“We need to be braver when we take leads because we, I wouldn’t say take our foot off the gas, but there’s a bit of an apprehension.

“I can’t criticise anyone really after that, the energy, the performance the lads are giving their all - it’s really pleasing.”