Corby Town will be under “a different kind of pressure” in their next two Blue Square Bet North matches.
That is the view of manager Chris Plummer as his team prepare for tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Bishop’s Stortford.
The Steelmen turned in an impressive second-half performance at leaders Chester on Wednesday night but were sunk by a late goal as they were beaten 2-1.
That defeat ended a seven-match unbeaten run for Plummer’s side but they now head into games with Bishop’s Stortford and Hinckley United – two sides below them in the table.
And Plummer said: “They are two big games for us and they bring a different kind of pressure.
“Going into Wednesday’s game, we were looking up the table at the team we were up against but in the next two we are looking down and we are going to see if we can put some more distance between us and them.
“We go from being the underdogs in one game to possibly being the favourites. But the most important thing is that we don’t get complacent.
“We can’t start believing that it will just be easier than going to Chester. Every game is hard in this division and ever since I came here, the key word has been consistency. We need to treat every game the same.
“The lads have put in a very decent performance up at Chester but it was a long day and night and hopefully they will all do everything that is required in terms of recovery.
“And if we can go into these two games and produce the sort of performances we have been recently then we will have a chance of picking up some points.”
The Steelmen are boosted by the return of top scorer Josh Moreman, who completed a two-match ban on Wednesday night.