TRS Telford Tigers have targeted Sunday's clash with Swindon Wildcats as a must-win game as they look to begin their climb towards the EPL play-offs.
The addition of fans' favourites Scott McKenzie and Juraj Senko has transformed Telford's ambitions for the season, after a mixed bag of results.
Two heavy away defeats over the last few weeks have been followed by strong home performances, including a closely-fought loss to Slough Jets last Sunday.
The county men have just one game this weekend, and assistant-coach Karl Creamer is looking forward to a turnaround in his side's fortunes.
He said: "It is a matter of fact that at the moment we are holding up the league, and we have got to start knocking wins together. Swindon, Sheffield and Peterborough are the kind of sides that are still within reach.
"We have no game on Saturday, so we should be fresh and ready to go on Sunday. The guys have been working really well in practice and with the new players coming in, I believe we will beat Swindon.
"We have strengthened the squad and still have some of our best players away on GB under-20s duty, as well as injured. When they come back in, we will have a very strong team."
Creamer has taken charge of the Tigers squad alongside manager Paul Thomason, with head coach Tom Watkins still on GB Under-20s duty.
He will be looking for Telford to start work on reducing a deficit that sees Telford ten points behind ninth-placed Peterborough, albeit with two games in hand.
The presence of both McKenzie and Senko will act as a useful confidence booster ahead of the crucial festive period.
"We are not in the position to throw money at players," Creamer added.
"So whether it is fate or just luck, to have guys like Senko and Mckenzie available, we know what we are getting.
"Senko has had experience of the higher leagues, and he will be very sharp. Scott is a very competitive player and he really has the will to win.
"They are both more than capable of putting the puck in the net, or setting it up for others."
Telford fans will be given the chance to bring a friend to Sunday's game for free. Club bosses have offered new supporters free entry to the match, which faces off at 5.30pm.
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