Chris Plummer admits it is “imperative” that Corby Town take points from their next two matches.
The Steelmen remain in danger at the wrong end of the Blue Square Bet North following a 2-0 defeat to play-off chasers Harrogate Town at Steel Park on Saturday.
Third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay also lost - 3-1 at home to Altrincham - which means the gap between them and Corby remains four points, although the Welsh side have two games in hand.
Colwyn play FC Halifax at home tomorrow night while, 24 hours later, the Steelmen will face Solihull Moors at Steel Park before travelling to already-relegated Hinckley United at the weekend.
And boss Plummer knows now is the time for the talking to stop and for the results to start as he hopes to keep as many teams as possible involved in the relegation dogfight.
The Corby manager said: “We are at the business end of the season and it is imperative we take points from the next two games. We have got to take points, it is as simple as that.
“Other teams dropped points at the weekend and Colwyn Bay lost but we have to be taking advantage when that happens again.
“There are still lots of points to play for but we have got to start doing it sooner rather than later.
“I wouldn’t say Stalybridge Celtic and Histon are out of it because they have played more games than anyone else. They could still get dragged into it.
“But the number of sides involved is beginning to narrow down. It is crucial we start picking up points and make sure we keep other teams in it.
“But we can’t keep talking about it and I can’t keep coming out here and saying we have played well yet got nothing from the game. It all needs to start for us from Wednesday.”