Tom Shaw reckons back-to-back games against relegation rivals provide Chester FC with the 'perfect' scenario.
Wins at home to Boreham Wood at home on Saturday and at Torquay United on Tuesday would take the Blues onto 50 points, which should guarantee another season in non-league's top tier.
Chester have won three of their last 15 league games so the form book might not provide too much confidence but midfielder Shaw believes it's important to keep positive.
"It's the perfect scenario and the perfect fixture because if we win we keep them down there and stretch away from the teams that are below us so these are two great games to try and make sure we're safe," said Shaw, who signed in the summer from Alfreton Town.
"We've got to get ourselves at our best for these games. Even though it's coming to the end of the season we're still trying to find that formula to make it click and hopefully it will help us kick on and put in a performance against Boreham Wood.
"We're concentrating on what we do. The manager doesn't really go too much into the opposition and we've got to make sure we're at our best."
Shaw had found himself out of the side in recent weeks through a combination of illness and being overlooked, however he has started the last two matches.
Shaw's stoppage time equaliser rescued a point in a 3-3 draw at Guiseley on Easter Monday and while the 29-year-old admits the result was frustrating, he thinks it could prove an important point in the grand scheme of things.
"I think even though we managed to rescue a point right at the death on Monday everyone was a bit frustrated with the manner of the performance and how it panned out but I think it could prove to be a valuable point at the end of the season," he said.