Corby Town hit the road over the next week or so and Tommy Wright believes they will have a clear indication of where they are once they have played at Cambridge City on Wednesday night.
Before that, the Steelmen take their unbeaten away record to Hungerford Town tomorrow (Saturday) – a team who haven’t lost at home yet or even conceded a goal in the first three matches on their own turf.
Wright is expecting both Cambridge and Hungerford to be in the hunt for honours in the Southern League Premier Division this season.
But he firmly believes his own team can be amongst the challengers having made an impressive start to the new season.
So he therefore expects to know more after two tough away tests.
“I have already said that once you get to the 10-game mark or so then it will give you an indication of where you are,” the Steelmen boss said.
“We have got ourselves up there early on, which is really pleasing.
“But these next two games will tell us where we are because they are tough away matches.
“Hungerford haven’t conceded a goal at home yet and they have beaten Cambridge City and drawn with Poole.
“They were a decent side last season and it looks like they will be again this time.
“I am sure they will be aiming for a play-off place but we believe we can be doing that as well.
“We have two very big tests on the road over the next few days.
“It’s not season-defining stuff by any means but it will give us a big clue as to where we can go.”
Wright confirmed the Steelmen will continue to assess frontman Greg Mills ahead of the weekend after he was forced off with a groin injury last weekend.
Wilson Carvalho will miss the two away matches over the next week as he completes a three-match ban.