Tommy Wright wants Corby Town to take the “professional approach” when they go to Bradford Park Avenue on Wednesday night.
The Steelmen’s relegation from the Vanarama National League North will be all-but confirmed if they suffer defeat in Yorkshire.
Corby’s 3-2 home loss to FC United of Manchester at the weekend has left them nine points adrift of safety with just four games to play but, with an inferior goal difference in tow, there will be no way back if they are beaten again on Wednesday.
And boss Wright insists he “just wants to win a game” as he targets a positive end to a bitterly disappointing campaign.
“It’s just another game of football,” the Steelmen manager said.
“We aren’t mathematically down so we have to go there with a professional approach and see if we can win a game of football.
“I just want to win a game at the moment, I have forgotten what winning feels like and I want to end this rot.
“If we are going down, I want us to go down winning some games.
“I don’t want to lose the next four, I want to take something positive into next season no matter what league we are in.”
Wright, meanwhile, has hinted that he may give some of the club’s academy players a chance to shine in the remainder of the season.
“We’ve got the likes of Danny Draper who has been training out of his skin and really deserves an opportunity at the moment,” he added
“There’s two or three others as well. We are going to have to have a look at them because I do believe they are the future of the club.
“Whatever league we are in, I have to build a team for next season so why not have a look at a few?”