Tommy Wright insists the immediate priority for Corby Town is to ensure they finish in the top two of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.
The Steelmen suffered heartbreak in midweek when a 0-0 draw at promotion rivals Poole Town ensured they missed out on winning the Red Insure Cup on away goals.
The sides could not be split having also battled out a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg at Steel Park.
But Wright is keen for his players to dust themselves down and focus on their priority for the campaign, which is to earn promotion.
Corby hit the road for their final five matches of the regular campaign with a trek to Bideford tomorrow (Saturday) being followed by a short trip to Histon on Easter Monday (3pm).
The 2-2 draw with Dorchester Town last weekend proved to be enough to secure a play-off spot.
But Wright still wants his team to keep up their chase of Poole, who are a point clear with three games in hand, while also ensuring they – at the very least – will have home advantage in the play-offs by finishing as runners-up.
“If we win all five games I think we still have a good chance of winning the league,” the Steelmen boss insisted.
“We will just try to push Poole as hard as we can and we will keep going until it’s mathematically impossible.
“But the next important target is to try to firm up second place.
“For me now, anything other than finishing in the top two would be a catastrophe.
“We have an eight-point lead over (third-placed) Truro at the moment.
“If we can win our two games over this weekend then hopefully we will be in a strong position before we go there next Saturday.
“If we can get through these two games then our last three games are against the teams who are with us in the top four at the moment.
“It couldn’t have been scripted any better.”