Chris Plummer believes Corby Town have every right to feel confident as they prepare to make the short trip over the Leicestershire border to face Hinckley United tonight (Monday).
A busy week for the Steelmen kicked off with a 2-2 draw at already-relegated Droylsden on Saturday as Gary King grabbed both goals to secure a point.
With Colwyn Bay also drawing 2-2 at Bishop’s Stortford, it means the gap between Corby and the relegation zone remains at nine points as they prepare to take on another side who have also already gone down in the form of the Knitters.
Victory for the Steelmen will put them 12 points clear of Colwyn Bay, who take on Droylsden tomorrow night, with games now beginning to run out.
And while Plummer is feeling confident with his side now unbeaten in four, he insists tonight’s clash with rock-bottom Hinckley won’t be the formality many believe it should be.
“I think the problem we have is that we had such a good weekend over Easter and we went into this weekend with a lot of people thinking it would be a formality to pick up six points,” Plummer said.
“But you still have to go out and do the job and if anyone needed a reminder of how hard it is, then they got it on Saturday at Droylsden.
“We will feel confident about going to Hinckley and picking up three points.
“But they haven’t just given up on their season and, as Saturday showed, we can’t take anything for granted.”
Plummer, meanwhile, insists he will have no choice but use his whole squad in the coming days as tonight’s game is followed by a Thursday night trip to FC Halifax before Corby take on Workington at Steel Park next Saturday.
Gareth Jelleyman picked up a knock at Droylsden and will have a late fitness test while Sam Ives is still struggling with a foot problem.
Plummer added: “We will have to use the squad wisely over the next week or so.
“We are going to need everyone ready and we will have to be careful because the squad is not that big.
“But all the players are keen to be involved and I know none of them will let us down when they are called upon.”