Chris Plummer believes “the points will come” for Corby Town if they continue to replicate the sort of performance they produced at Altrincham.
The Steelmen are now preparing for Saturday’s home clash with Blue Square Bet North champions-elect Chester having restored some pride at Moss Lane on Saturday.
Plummer’s men were beaten 2-1 at the play-off contenders but the display was a huge improvement on the previous two in the league, which had ended in heavy defeats to Harrogate Town and FC Halifax Town.
And while Plummer realises that good displays aren’t always enough, he is confident the points his team need to secure their place in the division will come.
“We don’t want to lull ourselves into a false sense of security,” the Steelmen boss said.
“We need to pick up points and not just play well and get nothing.
“We did well at Guiseley but didn’t get the points, we did at Stalybridge but again at places like Chester and Altrincham we have performed well but come away with nothing.
“It’s great to perform well but we have to pick up the points as well. I am sure they will come if we carry on performing like we did at Altrincham.
“Perhaps we got a bit ahead of ourselves a few weeks ago and we have had to remind the lads of what we were doing when we were climbing the league.
“Maybe we got a bit complacent. But it wasn’t like that at Altrincham and that pleased me.
“We just said to the boys after the last two games that we needed more and we needed to get back to what we were doing before.
“They have come off the pitch at Altrincham tired and drained but that is what it takes to get that sort of performance out of them.”
Plummer, meanwhile, says he is “90 per cent certain” he will have a new player in by the time his team take on runaway leaders Chester at Steel Park this weekend.
It would appear a new centre-half is the priority with Carl Piergianni now beginning a three-match ban.
And Plummer added: “We have been making enquiries for a number of players and we had a deal held up last week. Hopefully that can come off this week and if it does, it should improve us.
“The club we are trying to get the player from are trying to get one in themselves and until they do it, we won’t be able to get the one we want in.
“But by the time we play next week, I am 90 per cent certain we will have someone in.”