Marcus Law knows nothing will be given to Kettering Town when they make the trip to Frome Town next weekend.
The Poppies have endured a tough start to life back in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division and have picked up just four points from their first matches.
Their latest setback came in the form of a 1-0 home defeat to Weymouth on Saturday, which left Law’s team struggling in 19th place in the early standings.
Frome are one of the teams below them at present but the manager knows his team will have to work for everything in the first part of a bank holiday double-header with a home clash against King’s Lynn Town to follow next Monday.
“We have got to deal with the other sort of pressure now,” Law said.
“It’s all very well saying we have performed well at times against some good sides who are likely to be up there.
“But we all know that nothing is given to you in football.
“We have got to commit ourselves to the next game. We have created opportunities and we must start taking them.
“It doesn’t matter who the opposition are. You have to take your chances because you know that if you make an error, you will be punished for it.”
Law, meanwhile, is hopeful frontman Jevani Brown will be fit for the trip to Frome after he limped out of the game with Weymouth with a hamstring injury.
The summer signing has impressed in the early part of the campaign.
And the Poppie boss added: “Jevani came off with a grade one hamstring injury.
“We will work with him all week and hopefully he will be okay for Saturday.
“Weymouth were struggling with him while he was on the pitch and his performances have been good so we will do all we can to have him available.”