Chris Plummer insists he won’t be getting carried away after seeing his Corby Town side slip to two successive defeats in the Blue Square Bet North.
Last Wednesday’s 2-1 reverse at leaders Chester was followed by another loss by the same scoreline at Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday and both games were decided by late goals.
The Steelmen are back in action when they take on bottom club Hinckley United at Steel Park this weekend.
And while boss Plummer admits his team need to bounce back, he isn’t about to start panicking.
“We have to bounce back but let’s not get too carried away,” he said.
“If we had gone to Bishop’s Stortford and got thrashed by a team lower in the table then us then I would be very concerned.
“We don’t want to lose but we have to take heart from the way we played. We maybe need to be a bit more ruthless in front of goal.
“But I am not panicking and we just have to go forward with the next game.”
Plummer, meanwhile, insists he is happy with his philosophy of trying to win every game.
With a point in the bag on the road on Saturday, the Steelmen continued to chase a winner but were caught out by Blair Sturrock’s 89th-minute winner for the hosts.
And the Corby boss added: “I like to play attacking football and I like to go for three points instead of one.
“You could say that we should have settled for point but we were in control of the game and it was there for us to go and win it. And if we had gone and won it 2-1 it would have been a master stroke.
“That’s football. Maybe we could have sat back and settled for a point but they might have nicked one from a set-piece anyway.
“I will analyse what I do and we will see what we can learn. Maybe we could have shut up shop but I prefer to push on and try to win games.”