Corby Town are flourishing at Steel Park at the moment but joint-manager Andrew Wilson knows they must start replicating it on the road.
A sixth home win in a row – a 5-2 victory over Mickleover Sports – sent the Steelmen into the FA Cup third qualifying round in midweek as they set up another home clash with Trafford next weekend.
But Corby are still awaiting a first success away from home in any competition this season and they will get two opportunities to put that right over the next week as they return to Calor League Premier Division action.
However, it looks set to be a tough task as they make the long trek to Bideford, who are second and unbeaten in the league, tomorrrow (Saturday) before heading to another top-10 team in the form of Stourbridge on Tuesday night.
And Wilson insists he and fellow manager Tommy Wright are determined to ensure their team get things right on the road.
“There are only two sides who are still unbeaten in the league at the moment and Bideford are one of them so it is a very tough game for us,” Wilson said.
“We have got to deal with the long journey down there. It will be an early start and a late finish but I don’t really care what time we get home as long as we have something to show for it.
“We have got to start taking the form we are showing at Steel Park into the away games.
“I think we will go there in confident mood after a good win on Wednesday and we showed what we are capable of when we played another side who had started well when we beat Chesham.
“People keep asking if there is a problem with us on the road. I just think it is one of those at the moment. We aren’t too concerned but we know we have to get it right sooner rather than later.”
Wright was an unused substitute for Wednesday’s FA Cup replay success after tweaking a hamstring during the first meeting with Mickleover last weekend.
But Corby will have Tom Ingram back from a one-match ban while Nathan Fox will also return to the squad after being cup-tied for the last two matches.
Ex-England international Lee Hendrie made his first start for the Steelmen in midweek alongside fellow new signings Stuart Hendrie and Kalern Thomas.