Tommy Wright has urged his Corby Town players to give “everything they have got” over the next 16 matches.
With just over a quarter of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign remaining, the Steelmen are firmly in the title race after another good week.
A 1-1 home draw with play-off chasing Hungerford Town last weekend was followed by a fine 4-2 success at Hitchin Town on Monday night as Corby briefly returned to the top of the table.
They were overtaken again by Weymouth and Poole Town on Tuesday evening but are just three points off the pace, albeit from a couple of matches more.
Wright’s men will be looking to make it 10 games without defeat when they take on Cambridge City at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).
And the manager is looking for back-to-back wins against Cambridge and then at Paulton Rovers next weekend to ensure his team remain in the hunt going into February.
Wright said: “All the incentives are there for the boys. They know people believe in them now.
“We have 16 games left. It’s three months of football and all I ask of them is that they give me everything they have got in that time.
“We are on a great run but I have challenged them to go and get six points from the next two games.
“If we do that then we will still be right in it at the top, even though the other teams have one more game than us to play in the remainder of the month.
“We set our points target at the start of January and we are on course.
“I felt that if we hit the target then we would be top going into February and I still believe that could be the case.”
The Steelmen, meanwhile, now know they will travel to Division One Central side Rugby Town in the quarter-finals of the Red Insure Cup on Tuesday, February 10 (7.45pm).
Rugby booked their place thanks to a 2-0 win at Biggleswade Town this week.