Chris Plummer knows Corby Town must pick up a good haul of points from their next two Blue Square Bet North matches.
The Steelmen are very much out of form as a 2-1 reverse at Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday condemned them to a fifth successive defeat.
The gap between them and third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay is now just six points following the latter’s 1-1 draw at Altrincham at the weekend.
Now, a crucial few days lie ahead. The Steelmen take on another of the strugglers Bishop’s Stortford at Steel Park on Wednesday night before heading to Colwyn Bay on Saturday for what is shaping up to be a crucial showdown.
And the Corby boss knows his team must get the poor run out of their systems quickly if they are to stay clear of the dreaded drop zone.
“We always knew February was going to be a tough month because of the run of games we had,” Plummer said.
“But we would have wanted to pick up a lot more points than we have. It has been very disappointing and we need to put a stop to it as soon as possible.
“The two games this week are huge for us, they are key matches against sides in and around us.
“They are certainly matches that we have to pick up points in and we will be going out there to do just that.”
Corby were boosted ahead of the trip to Bradford with the additions of Stefan Galinski, who is back for a second spell with the club this season after a successful loan stint in the first half of the season, and striker Jordan Ivey-Ward, who has played for Histon and Kettering Town in the current campaign.