Banbury United manager Paul Davis admits every game is now one which his struggling side have got to try and win as time begins to run out.
The Puritans travel to Biggleswade Town for Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash with Davis looking for those crucial three points to close the gap on their relegation rivals.
Biggleswade have slipped down to just one place above the relegation zone. Saturday’s premier division fixture is one the Puritans must win and Davis admits the first aim has to be to catch Arlesey and see where that takes United.
Even if they fail to get out of the drop zone, the Puritans must aim to finish the highest they can in case any restructuring of the divisions comes to their aid. That happened in 2009 when United finished fourth from bottom under Billy Jeffrey but still escaped so United must try and reel in the Bedfordshire outfit.
Davis said: “Now it’s all about trying to win a game of football anywhere that we go. We have got to approach every game trying to win it.
“The target is still to be in contention by April and we must look to try and overtake Arlesey first of all and then get on a run. Other teams, apart from Burnham, have managed to go on a run but we haven’t – so far.
“We will have to go on one if we are to have any chance of getting out of trouble.”
United got a timely boost for the game with Kynan Isaac extending his loan from Luton Town until the end of the season.
Davis added: “Kynan [Isaac] could be looking for a new contract in the summer if Luton Town don’t keep him on so he will be keen to impress. He’s done very well for us and can play a big part to the end of the season.”