Defiant Brackley Town boss Jon Brady is backing his side to get out of the Vanarama Conference North relegation zone after dropping into it for the first time.
Saturday’s solitary goal defeat at Colwyn Bay saw the two sides swap places to leave Saints with it all do in their remaining five games, starting with Saturday’s clash against Solihull Moors.
Two days later Saints travel to Worcester City and Brady knows these two games will play a big part in his side’s bid to escape the drop.
He said: “The players have got five games left to get out of it, three at home and two away, and only one long journey. If we can win on Saturday it will be back in our hands but there will be a lot more twists and turns yet because it is so tight down there.
“We’ve got to fight and scrap to get those points. I believe we can and I know the players believe we can get out of it.
“The players have got to take confidence from their performance against North Ferriby United the other week, they are the FA Trophy winners.
“If we can get six – or even four – points from these next two games it will be a huge boost for us. Solihill and Worcester are comfortably in mid-table and not in need of the points like we are but that can work both ways.
“I just want our young players to go out and play like they can and not let the pressure get to them. At the moment every little setback is something they are not getting over in a game, I want them to play without pressure.”
Brady knows Saints must get some points in the bag over the Easter period as they then entertain leaders Barrow.