Marcus Law is hoping Kettering Town get the chance to maintain their upturn in fortunes on home soil next weekend.
The Poppies rounded off 2015 with an excellent 3-0 success at King’s Lynn Town on Boxing Day thanks to two goals from Wilson Carvalho and one from James Brighton.
After a stuttering start to life in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division after winning the Division One Central title back in April, Kettering have found their feet at a higher level.
The win at King’s Lynn made it four victories in the last seven matches, although that was their first outing for two weeks following three successive postponements.
And Law is now hoping conditions at Latimer Park improve this week with Kettering due to open 2016 with a home clash against third-from-bottom Bedworth United on Saturday.
“We want games and, in particular, we want home games while the feeling is so good,” the Poppies boss said.
“There is a really good look about the squad at the moment and that is being reflected in this good run of form.
“They have respect for each other and they are working hard for each other and when you have that in your dressing-room, you will always have a chance.
“The hope now is that the weather can improve a bit so we can get our home matches on.
“We have finished the year well and hopefully we will get the opportunity to try to start the new year with another good performance.”
The match against Bedworth will signal the start of a busy month with Kettering due to play seven league games during January.