Conor Marshall is calling on Boston United to bounce back from their FA Trophy exit - by forcing their way into the Skrill North’s top five.
The Pilgrims midfielder admitted he was downbeat about Saturday’s 2-0 cup defeat at Tamworth.
However, he also accepted that, with just the league left to concentrate on, United can now channel their energies in making ground on the two points that could see them moving up from eighth into the play-off spots.
“We all enjoy cup days and everybody wants to play at Wembley,” Marshall said.
“But now we have to concentrate on the league and getting back into the play-offs.
“I mean we have to keep our heads up and go and get a result (at Stalybridge Celtic).”
The Pilgrims travel to Bower Fold on Saturday (KO 3pm), looking to get the better of 13th-placed Celtic.
Spencer Weir-Daley’s goal and Dan Haystead’s penalty save helped United win 1-0 in Cheshire last October.
Marshall added: “We’ve got a good enough team to finish in the top five.
“Now we’ve got to go out and keep getting the results.”