Cleveland Taylor believes October will be a “massive month” for Corby Town.
And the experienced midfielder is in no doubt that the Steelmen can continue to compete at the top end of the Southern league Premier Division.
Corby are without a game this weekend following their shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Norton United.
But they return to action on the first day of October on Wednesday night when they take on Slough Town at Steel Park.
With no fewer than eight league games and a Red Insure Cup derby at Kettering Town to fit in over the next four weeks or so, the Steelmen are heading into a key period having made a solid start to the new season.
And Taylor insists Corby can be confident about their hopes.
“It is going to be a massive month,” the former Scunthorpe United and Burton Albion man said.
“The last week has been a chance for the team to gel again and we will be preparing properly for next Wednesday.
“I think we can be up there and it wouldn’t be any good if we didn’t believe that.
“We can be confident about our chances but we can’t be arrogant and get above our station. If we work hard then we will be up there.
“I think we gave ourselves a bit too much to do towards the end of last season so if we can stay in and around where we are already and have a similar finish to last time then I am sure we will be right up there.”
It’s been a good week for Tommy Wright and his men as they returned to form with a bang at Steel Park last weekend with an impressive 4-1 victory over Paulton Rovers.
With no fixture this weekend, the first team players had another run out at Kettering on Tuesday and picked up a 4-0 success in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup.
And Taylor was pleased they had the chance to maintain the winning habit.
“It was a very good workout (on Tuesday) and we showed our professionalism,” he added.
“They had a young team out there but for us it is all about getting into a winning habit.
“We started well at the beginning of the season, we lost our way a bit and had a disappointing result in the FA Cup but we are starting to find our feet again.
“It was a convincing performance last weekend but there is still more we can work on.
“We were more like our old selves though because we were doing all the dirty work and we were rewarded with four goals.”