Marcus Law is hoping Kettering Town can push on from their away success at the weekend in the first of two home games this week tonight (Tuesday).
The Poppies are due take on Dorchester Town at Latimer Park this evening, although that is only subject to a pitch inspection at 10am this morning, while another home clash against struggling Frome Town follows on Saturday.
Kettering moved to within three points of the play-off positions in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division as Rene Howe’s first-half goal secured a 1-0 victory at St Neots Town on Saturday.
Victory tonight will see them move level with Leamington, who currently occupy the final play-off place.
And Law is keen to ensure his team take advantage of the opportunity in front of them.
“One of the conversations coming out of the weekend was that we have put ourselves in good positions before but have not pushed on,” the Poppies boss said.
“That’s what I want us to concentrate on. We have a good opportunity to do it in two homes matches this week.”
Law, who confirmed his squad are carrying “one or two knocks”, believes the Poppies’ impressive defensive record of late owes a lot to holding midfielder Herve Pepe-N’Goma, who joined the club following his release from Corby Town.
Kettering have conceded just two goals in the last six matches and the manager added: “I think Herve has made a big difference for us.
“We have put him in there in that role in front of the back four and it has given them extra protection.
“The statistics don’t lie and since we have put him in that role, we have performed well from a defensive point of view.”