Tommy Wright insists the Corby Town players believe they can challenge for the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title.
The Steelmen maintained their impressive form with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Burnham on Saturday thanks to goals from Cleveland Taylor, with his first for the club, the in-form Spencer Weir-Daley and Greg Mills.
The victory saw Corby move up to third in the table as they also closed the gap on the top two, Poole Town and St Neots Town, after they were both held to draws.
Steelmen manager Wright knows it is still “early days”.
But when asked whether his team are title contenders this season, he said: “I would like to think so.
“It is still early days but I think the players believe we can challenge for the title and that’s the key to it all.
“I look at our fixture list and I see an opportunity coming up. We have to try to finish this month well and then take it into November.
“We are up there and when I looked at the fixtures the other teams had, I knew there was a chance they might drop points.
“All we can do is keep going and but I think it’s great for the league that a lot of teams are right up there at the moment.”
Wright was delighted with what his players served up at Burnham and he was pleased to see them provide an emphatic answer to his latest challenge.
He added: “It was a really good team performance. I was really impressed with the lads.
“It probably should have been 3-0 or 4-0 at half-time but that wasn’t really the lads’ fault.
“We challenged the boys. If you want to be challenging for titles or promotion then you have to go to places like Burnham where the pitch is a bit bobbly and win games of football.
“We played with the same work ethic as we did against Dunstable and we got the result we wanted.”