Since their rebirth before the start of the season, Swallows have found life very difficult in the second tier, with just one win, four defeats and two draws. The Dube Birds are second from the bottom of the GladAfrica Championship.
"Some of these guys [the players] didn't have a pre-season [because the deal to purchase the second-tier status from Maccabi materialised late]. They came in two weeks before the league started and it's showing against good teams. We have a lot of work to do but I'm positive that we'll get there," said Truter.
Having lost 2-1 at home to TS Galaxy on Wednesday, Swallows host in-form Ajax Cape Town at Dobsonville Stadium tomorrow (3.30pm).
"Coming up next is Ajax, It's another challenge for us. We have 48 hours to get the boys recovered, to get the knocks fixed. I pray and believe we'll be ready," said Truter.
NFD fixtures (all at 3.30pm)
Tomorrow: Swallows v Ajax, Dobsonville Stadium (3pm); AmaTuks v Mbombela, Tuks Stadium; FS Stars v Umoya, Goble Park; Eagles v Uthongathi, Chatsworth Stadium; Steenberg v Tshakhuma, Athlone Stadium; Sporting v Cosmos, Kabokweni Stadium.
Sunday: Galaxy v JDR, Kameelrivier; Richards Bay v Kings, Umhlathuze.