Corby Town boss Chris Plummer is hoping a tough test will bring the best out of his side this weekend.
The Steelmen resume their Blue Square Bet North campaign with a trip to Harrogate Town tomorrow (Saturday) but they head into the game on the back of two successive defeats.
Corby were beaten 2-1 at home by Ryman League Premier Division side Hendon in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.
And Plummer, who has hinted at making changes to his squad, is hoping his team will respond in the right manner.
“We have to focus on the job at hand and this weekend is a massive test for us,” the Corby boss said.
“I think it is a great game for us to have, it will be tough up there and they have thrashed a very good team in their last league game.
“But sometimes these tough matches can bring the best out of people.
“The next few weeks leading up to Christmas are going to be very important for us. The last couple of games have been disappointing.
“But I believe we have enough in the squad, along with those we are looking to bring in, to get us back on track and get us moving up towards mid-table.
“We are looking around to see who we might be able to bring in but, like I have said all along, they will need to be better than what we have as well as being within our budget.
“I don’t want it to be taken out of context, we still have some good players here and we shouldn’t be beating ourselves up too much.
“But we could do with one or two coming in to help out in certain areas and that’s what we are looking to do.”
The Steelmen will be without on-loan central defender Stefan Galinski who is serving a one-match ban.