Marcus Law wants Kettering Town to start on the front foot as they go for a third home win in a row at Latimer Park tonight (Tuesday).
The Poppies begin the second half of their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division season with a clash against eighth-placed Frome Town, knowing a victory will put them above their opponents.
Kettering are beginning to show signs of something of a revival having suffered just one defeat in the last six league matches while picking up successive victories at home with the latest being a 2-0 win over Cinderford Town on Saturday.
But this evening looks set to be a more significant test for Law’s men.
“Frome are up there, they are a decent side,” the Poppies boss said.
“The fact they are coming here on a Tuesday night will hopefully make it a bit more difficult for them in terms of team selection.
“But we just have to make sure we are on the front foot.
“We can take a lot of comfort that we are beginning to turn the home form round.
“Our current form is pretty good. Plenty will say it’s a bit too late but we can only look forward and try to get more points.”
The Poppies will be checking on the fitness of Gary Mulligan after he suffered a nasty nose injury during Saturday’s win while debutant Jack Kelly limped off with an ankle problem at the end of an impressive debut.
And Law revealed he had been chasing the left-back for sometime before he finally signed for the Poppies on a dual registration from Hemel Hempstead Town last Friday.
“I have been trying sign Jack since the end of August,” Law added.
“He is technically very good and, particularly at home, our full-backs do get into attacking areas and we don’t always have the end product.
“Jack will give us that and it also provides competition for places, which is no bad thing.”