Chester FC manager Steve Burr has targeted maximum points from the next two games, beginning with the visit of relegation-threatened Dartford tonight (7.45pm).
Following consecutive defeats, the Blues have responded with a fine win at Torquay United and a good point from a 2-2 draw with Grimsby Town on Saturday.
Burr's team host the second-bottom Darts this evening before going to Alfreton Town, who are one place above the drop zone, at the weekend.
And the manager recognises these fixtures provide an excellent chance to move closer to cementing a top half finish, which would represent remarkable progress from last season.
Like Chester, Dartford ended 2013-14 in the relegation places but Salisbury City's demise led to the Kent club being given a repreive.
However, there has been little improvement with the Darts again in a perilous position at the wrong end of the table.
Tony Burman's team have won just once in 2015 and are 11 points adrift of safety with 10 games remaining.
"It's important now with Dartford coming up and Alfreton that we try and pick up maximum points from those two games," said Burr, who has extended Brad Abbott's loan from Barnsley until the end of the season.
"We know what it's like to be that position. We were in that situation last year and they'll be fighting tooth and nail to try and maintain their Conference Premier status."
Chester will be without George Thomson, who had to be replaced 10 minutes before half-time on Saturday after injuring his ankle, and the attacking midfielder could be missing for a fortnight.
Sean McConville and Gareth Roberts are expected to return to the squad tonight and the manager has made it clear he will be switching things around over the rest of the campaign as he starts to plan for next season.
Craig Mahon and John Rooney impressed off the bench against Grimsby and the likes of Craig Hobson and Matty Brown could be given starts as the manager continues to assess those out of contract.
Burr said: "We have got one or two injuries. Obviously we lost George on Saturday and he could be missing for a couple of weeks.
"Hopefully Gareth Roberts will be back available for us and Sean McConville so we may lose a couple but we'll get a couple back."
Dartford suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Alfreton at the weekend and have won just six games all season, although half of those have come on the road.
Chester recovered from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at Princes Park in November. Lee Noble and leading scorer Elliott Bradbrook had the hosts in control of the game but Craig Mahon scored twice inside four minutes before Matty Hughes and Rhys Oates completed the turnaround.