Chris Plummer knows Corby Town must gain a much-needed victory when they head to already-relegated Hinckley United on Saturday.
The Steelmen’s hopes of avoiding the drop in the Blue Square Bet North suffered another setback at Steel Park on Wednesday night when they were beaten 3-2 by Solihull Moors, despite taking an early lead through Josh Moreman.
It means Corby remain just four points clear of third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay, who still have two games in hand.
And boss Plummer is fully aware that this weekend’s short trip over the Leicestershire border is as crucial as it gets.
“Frustration has been a word we have used a lot in recent weeks and it was the same again on Wednesday,” the Steelmen boss said.
“We came out and performed pretty well for the first 20 minutes, we scored a goal and we hit the bar and we were generally in control of the game.
“But they have scored from a second phase set-piece, which is a massive disappointment and that clicked them into gear. It wasn’t until we went 3-1 down that we really started again.
“At the end of it we are left talking about about a narrow defeat and it is hugely frustrating.
“It is a massive game for us at Hinckley. We need to go into every game with our sole focus on winning.
“It remains unclear how many wins we are going to need to make sure we are absolutely safe because you don’t know what other sides will do.
“But we are going to the side who are bottom of the league and it has to be a game where we must look to take three points. We have to go there with the right attitude and make sure we get what we need.”