Paul Farbrace says the Kent camp are staying positive with the emphasis on finishing as high in the LV= County Championship as possible rather than just surviving in Division 1.
The outcome of this week’s relegation clash against Warwickshire is crucial to their cause, ahead of the final two games against Hampshire next week and title chasers Yorkshire.
Farbrace (pictured) admits although the Spitfires’ hopes of qualifying for the Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-finals are all but over, they will still head for Durham on Saturday looking to continue their good form in the competition.
Farbrace, speaking before Wednesday's dismal batting collapse against Warwickshire, said: "The mood in the camp is good, although there is a certain anxiousness around about the fact that Amjad Khan is leaving, players are moving on and not much talk about any coming in.
"We are able to keep focused on playing good cricket and winning games and it’s much easier when you are doing that rather than losing, when other things tend to creep in."
Khan was left out of the two one day games at the weekend and the four-day game at Edgbaston this week after the county announced he was leaving.
Farbrace added: "He wanted to stay and we wanted him to as well and the fact he is leaving is a difficult thing to get your head round at the moment."