Tommy Wright has challenged his Corby Town players to pick up maximum points from their two games this week - starting with a rearranged clash at Hitchin Town tonight (Monday).
The Steelmen were held to a 1-1 draw by Hungerford Town at Steel Park on Saturday, a result that saw them drop to fourth in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division, although they made up ground on Weymouth and Poole Town who both suffered defeats.
A win by two goals or more at Top Field this evening will see the Steelmen move to the top of the table, for at least 24 hours.
And with a home clash with Cambridge City to come next Saturday, manager Wright knows just how important the next coupe of games are.
“We said to the boys before the game (on Saturday) that this is a massive week for our season with three games in seven days,” the Steelmen boss said.
“We set them their points target, which is seven. We got a point from that one and we have got two massive games coming up from which we want to take everything.
“Hitchin were a good side last year and we played them on the first day this season.
“Their pitch will be tough. It will be another fight and another battle.
“We will match that and see if we can come away with another three points.”
The Steelmen go into the clash with a fully-fit squad to choose from after Wright admitted he wasn’t willing to risk midfielder Ben Milnes from the start against Hungerford after he had been struggling with a hamstring injury.
“It was in the back of our minds that we knew there was the game to come on Monday,” the Corby manager added.
“Ben had a fitness test before and we didn’t think he was fit enough to start.
“We made that decision to try to give him another couple of days. We needed him to come on, he did and he came through it so we go into the next game fully fit.”