Darran Foster says Saturday’s opponents Chalfont St Peter are one of the best sides Daventry Town have faced this season.
And the boss knows his men must use the home side’s strengths against them at Mill Meadow this weekend.
Daventry go to Chalfont desperate to claim a victory that would keep them in Southern League Division One Central play-off contention.
The Communications Park outfit are currently eighth, eight points adrift of the final play-off place.
But Foster knows his team - who haven’t played a game since they drew 1-1 at Northwood on January 12 - will have their work cut out this weekend against a side they beat 1-0 earlier in the season.
“We beat them at home and they are certainly a half decent side,” said Foster.
“It will be a tough one but it’s a game we’ve got to win. Now is the time we need to pick up those three-pointers.”
And he added: “Chalfont were one of the better sides we’ve played this season.
“They like to play football an like to play out from the back, but sometimes that can be a downfall. They’ve got a lot of pace and we’ve got to stop them playing.”
Chalfont were 3-1 winners at Fleet Town on Tuesday night.
Daventry will have to do without the services of influential utility player Ross Oulton, who is serving a two-game suspension.
And Foster said: “Ross has been tremendous for us and he’s going to be a big miss, but we are quite strong down the middle of the park and our side will still be strong.”