Brackley Town face two games in four days as they look to start the new year on a positive note and climb out of the Vanarama National League North relegation zone.
Following Saturday’s trip to Corby Town, Saints are back on the road on Tuesday when they visit high-flying Solihull Moors.
Now it’s imperative we pick up something at Corby TownSaints boss Kevin Wilkin
Saints have been poor on their travels so far but manager Kevin Wilkin is starting to see improved performances and is hopeful the results will follow. Saturday’s defeat saw Saints go back into the bottom three and Monday’s point at Worcester City was not enough for them to climb back out.
But the Saints boss said: “Over the last three performances taking just one point is very hard on the players, they deserved better than that but keeping a clean sheet at Worcester is a start.
“Everyone did well at Worcester and our fitness levels were fantastic, there were lots of positives again but still lots to work on.
“It was disappointing to only pick up one point over the festive period on the back of a couple of decent results. When you don’t get the right results it can be frustrating but we have to stick to our principles and hope our luck changes.
“But we’ve still got the whole of the second half of the campaign to put it right. The players are looking much sharper but we have to start taking our chances.
“Now it’s imperative we pick up something at Corby because the game at Solihull will be tough.
“I will be expecting us to go to Corby and get the victory because of the way game went on Boxing Day. We had all the possession and I couldn’t see Corby scoring but Joe Clarke’s sending-off seemed very harsh.”
Clarke will serve his three-match suspension against fellow strugglers Alfreton Town and FC United of Manchester plus the trip to North Ferriby United.