Spencer Weir-Daley has warned Brackley Town that they are facing Boston United at the wrong time.
The two sides will meet for the first-ever time today (KO 3pm).
This time last week, the Saints would have been clear favourites to win the match, as they were on a winning run and United were without a victory in seven attempts.
However, Weir-Daley believes the arrival of new manager Dennis Greene - and Tuesday’s 4-0 defeat of Gloucester City - has breathed new life into an ailing campaign.
“It’s a great dressing room now,” Weir-Daley said after bagging a brace in the midweek success.
“It’s a different place compared to Saturday. That’s football, it can just change drastically.
“We’ll go to Brackley and hopefully build on this.”
The Saints - who were promoted to the Blue Square Bet North in the summer - were on a run of four straight wins until Tuesday, when they were beaten by relegation-threatened Histon.
Their last defeat at St James’ Park was a 1-0 loss to Gloucester City on February 5.
Greene believes that Brackley, who are third in the league table, will be smarting after their defeat.
He added: “After losing, they’ll want to bounce back.
“It’ll be a difficult game, but we’ll take each each match as it comes.”
Saints manager Jon Brady is a former Boston United trialist.
He arrived at York Street in the summer of 2002 hoping to earn a contract after leaving Rushden and Diamonds.
After playing in pre-season matches against Ipswich Town, Barnsley, Billericay Town, Halesowen Town and Rotherham United, manager Neil Thompson wanted to offer the midfielder a contract.
However, chairman Des Wood was unwilling to free up further funds and Brady went on to join Woking.