Carl Macauley believes a run of three straight defeats has dragged his Vauxhall Motors side into the Skrill North relegation scrap.
Motors were well placed heading into December but have won only once in nine games and have not picked up a point since the turn of the year.
“I think we have been sucked in to the fight already because there are a number of teams who are fighting to stay up,” said Macauley.
“There are about eight teams in the mix and I think we are definitely one of them.”
Macauley’s side host fourth-bottom Worcester City on Saturday (3pm) knowing defeat would leave them just outside the drop zone.
“It’s a big game for us this weekend and it’s a game we need to get a result in,” said Macauley.
Motors have one of the smallest playing budgets in the league and injuries and suspensions have begun to bite.
Macauley believes his small squad has struggled to cope with so many absences.
He said: “The main reason for our form is that we have had a good few injuries and a good few suspensions.
“That certainly does not help any team, especially one with a squad as small as ours. That has been a considerable factor but our performance have not been what we would have wanted either.”
Motors have conceded 11 goals in their last three games and Macauley admits he is concerned at his side's defensive frailties.
“I think it’s a bit of tiredness creeping in because we haven't had the players to rotate as we would have liked,” he said.
“We work hard in training and we work on having the ball and not having the ball but there silly little things that are costing us at the moment.”
Macauley is keen to bring in some reinforcements in the coming weeks, particularly in attack, but said it was unlikely there would be any new arrivals before the weekend.
“We are definitely looking to strengthen the squad if we can but we have to wait for the players that are right for us to become available,” he said.
“We would certainly like to add a little more creativity so we are targeting players in the forward areas.”
Vauxhall Motors are carrying out a fan survey and would like as many supporters as possible to take part.
The online survey has been set up on surveymonkey.com.
Information collected will, according to the club, help out as they ‘strive to improve and progress’.
For further information visit the Motors website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/vauxhallmotorsfc.