Marcus Law is hoping Kettering Town can stay in touch with those teams in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division play-off places during another busy week for his team.
The Poppies return to league duty when they entertain Biggleswade Town at Latimer Park tonight (Tuesday) just two weeks after they won 3-1 at the same opponents.
Given the closeness of the mid-table area of the league table, a win for either side will more than likely see them move into the top 10.
And, having seen his side keep a clean sheet for the first time in over a month in Friday’s 1-0 FA Trophy success at St Ives Town, Law is keen to ensure his side now find some consistency as they bid to remain in the hunt.
“I have watched them (Biggleswade) since we beat them and they will be looking for some quick revenge,” Law said.
“We are level with each other in terms of points and both teams know, with the way the league is, that they will move up a few places if they can find a win.
“That is the make-up of this league and, from our point of view, we are targeting a positive week because we want to stay in touch with those play-off places before teams begin to really break away, which they will.
“The league is all set up for the team who can go on a consistent run of form and there will other clubs like us who are thinking the same thing.
“The clean sheet on Friday night was a big step forward for us and we need that to continue because I always fancy us to score a goal or two.
“The important thing for us now is to make sure, having taken a step forward, we don’t take one back.”
Law confirmed striker Courtney Baker-Richardson is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines having suffered a “severe” ankle injury in last week’s Red Insure Cup clash at Stratford Town.
But the Poppies will have Michael Richens available again after he was ineligible for the Trophy clash at St Ives while Jevani Brown should also be back in the squad.