Marcus Law is hoping Kettering Town don’t repeat their last display in midweek when they take on Chippenham Town at Latimer Park tonight (Tuesday).
The Poppies go into the clash with the fourth-placed visitors on the back of an impressive 2-1 victory over Hungerford Town at the weekend, which lifted them to 12th in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.
But that win only came after Kettering had been beaten 4-0 at Dunstable Town last Tuesday.
And Law is desperate to avoid a similar situation after that defeat followed on from a fine 2-1 victory over AFC Telford United, which set up this weekend’s home tie with Bamber Bridge in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.
“Last Saturday (against Telford) we had a positive performance and then the midweek game was dire so we certainly don’t want to repeat that,” Law said.
“It’s going to be a tough challenge with Chippenham having done so well but we have to try to take advantage of the travel time they have had after going to King’s Lynn on Saturday and then coming to us.
“You can shift the statistics around however you want but our form is reasonably good. It was just the scoreline more than anything that deflated most people last Tuesday.
“We have won four and lost two in our last six league matches and if we can maintain that sort of form for the remainder of the season and maybe add a couple of wins instead of draws or defeats then we will be doing okay.”
Law confirmed that Liam Canavan, who is on loan from Nuneaton Town, suffered a suspected broken foot during Saturday’s victory, although the club are awaiting results of the x-rays.
But the Poppies boss insists there won’t be wholesale changes to his starting line-up like there were at the weekend following the defeat at Dunstable.
“I won’t make wholesale changes like I did for Saturday,” he added.
“But there may be a bit of tweaking to be done for no other reason than when I kept the same side for the game at Dunstable, it went wrong.”