Steve Burr insists Chester FC must turn a blind eye to results elsewhere and keep the focus on themselves.
Relegation rivals Dartford and Southport have secured notable wins over the past week as the survival race enters the home straight.
Burr reckons working out permutations or setting points targets will be counter productive and has only one goal – winning enough games to finish outside the bottom four.
He said: “Of course I look at results but we can’t influence what other teams are doing, we can only influence what we do and that’s my focus.
“It’s useless us looking too far ahead or trying to work things out.
“We’ve got to try and win as many as games as we can between now and the end of the season.
“Every game is crucial but I’m not looking any further ahead than Lincoln City this weekend.”
Burr takes his side to Sincil Bank on Saturday (3pm) and wants them to capitalise on the elation of the 2-1 win over FC Halifax Town.
Craig Mahon put the Blues ahead on 55 minutes but ’Fax looked to have snatched an undeserved point when James Bolton levelled deep into time added on.
But with seconds left sub Jamie Menagh stole in to poke home the winner in a dramatic climax.
“We got our just rewards and it would have been an injustice had we not won the game,” said Burr.
“I want us to kick on now and express ourselves a bit more but we have to keep our concentration up.
“I’m quite surprised to see where Lincoln are in the league because they’ve got a decent squad and I thought they would be up there.
“We took a lot of confidence from the Halifax game and we need to kick on.”
Lincoln had a 2-0 win over Kidderminster last time out and are 11 points above the drop zone, but the topsy-turvy nature of the Skrill Premier means the Imps will not yet consider themselves safe.
“Lincoln will be looking over their shoulder no doubt but they had a good result last week and it’s going to be tough,” said Burr.
On-loan keeper Aaron Chapman dislocated his hand against Halifax but has recovered well and could feature this weekend.
“He has got a slight chance for this weekend and we’ll look at it on Friday with him,” said Burr.
“But it’s still a bit swollen and Saturday might come a bit soon for him.”
Regular stopper John Danby will come should Chapman fail to recover.
Ross Killock tweaked his groin in the midweek Cheshire Senior Cup loss to Macclesfield Town but should be fit.
Burr said: “We’ve not had the kindest of luck but these things tend to go against you when you are in our position but hopefully that will change and we’ll get that bit of good fortune we need.”