Head coach James Kerr wants his Banbury Bulls side to maintain their upturn in form until the end of the year.
After seeing his side chalk up three wins on the bounce, Kerr is looking for Bulls to end 2016 with three more against sides below them in the table.
It’s amazing what three wins can do for you. But, even before the start of this run, we knew we weren’t that far awayHead coach James Kerr
Bulls travel to Swindon on Saturday before two home games against Windsor and Chippenham round off the first half of the campaign.
Kerr said: “It’s amazing what three wins can do for you. But, even before the start of this run, we knew we weren’t that far away.
“The players are now getting used to the standards required to win games in this league. They kept believing and, slowly but surely, are finding ways to get the results.
“It’s all about making sure we survive in this division, we will take the same approach as Leicester City did last season. When we reach our target we will look at where we are and see where go from there.
“Our aim now is to win the next three games before Christmas which will take us on to eight wins and that would be a massive achievement. Then we can go into the new year with plenty of confidence.”
Seamus O’Dwyer and Ken Key look as though they will miss Saturday’s trip to Swindon. But Bulls have bene well served by replacements so far and Kerr added: “Our strength in depth is being tested but players like Nick Pratt, who came in for Cashel Chilvers for his first game on Saturday, are stepping up. We know what a good player Nick is and he carried the ball really well.
“George Ding came in for his debut and did really well. That was another example of a player coming through from the youth structure and fitting into the first team with ease.”