Dennis Greene is targeting a minimum of four points from Boston United’s next two matches.
The Pilgrims host Guiseley on Saturday (KO 3pm), before Stockport County arrive at the Jakemans Stadium seven days later.
With Guiseley in fourth place and County in 11th, two points and three places behind Boston, the results from the next two matches could have a big impact in the final play-off standings.
Greene is desperate to see his Pilgrims push themselves back into the top five, but sees the chance of taking points from rivals as an added bonus.
“We have to get four points from the two games,” said Greene (pictured).
“We need four points so those two teams don’t get away from us, it’s critical.”
Facing Gusiely and Stockport may be daunting tasks for some, but Greene believes that his side thrive in the big matches.
Reflecting on previous victories this season, Greene added: “Against big teams we seem to get big results.
“We’ve done it against Chorley, Fylde and Barrow - so there’s no reason why we can’t win those games.”
United hope defender Carl Piergianni will be fit to play after missing Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Harrogate through illness.
Meanwhile, Massiah McDonald, who has joined on loan from Alrefton, could make his debut.