Andy Peaks insists AFC Rushden & Diamonds must deal with the business at hand before they turn their attention to the FA Cup next weekend.
Diamonds returned to Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central action with a 3-2 victory over Potters Bar Town on Saturday, a result which maintained their unbeaten start to the league season.
They will move back into the top three if they pick up another win against Fleet Town at the Dog & Duck tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
And, even though the FA Cup fourth qualifying round showdown at Barwell is drawing ever closer, Peaks is refusing to look any further ahead than tomorrow evening.
“We said after the game at the weekend that next Saturday will take care of itself,” the Diamonds boss said.
“The bread and butter for us is the league and that is the priority at the moment.
“We got the job done against Potters Bar and now we have to do it again tomorrow. That’s the next game so it’s the most important one.
“All the players want to be in the team for the FA Cup game and the way they will guarantee that is by performing well again in the league tomorrow.”
Peaks also confirmed there was positive news for injured defender Jack Ashton after he went to see a specialist about his knee problem at the end of last week.
“Jack went to see the specialist on Friday and the news was a bit more positive,” the Diamonds manager added.
“There is a chance we could get him back through keyhole surgery rather than a full operation and if that’s the case then it is very good news.
“He is still going to be out for a number of weeks but it was encouraging to hear that.”