AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor is targeting six more wins as his side edge ever-closer to league glory.
Title-rivals Kidderminster Harriers suffered defeat in the first of their two games in hand last night against Brackley Town leaving the Coasters ten points clear at the top of the National League North table.
With just eleven games to go, Challinor believes another half dozen victories could put Fylde on the brink of automatic promotion.
The Coasters travel to Harrogate Town this weekend and Challinor admits whilst he hopes others slip up, his focus remains firmly on the fortunes of his own team.
“We can’t affect what others do but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hope for other teams to do us favours.
“I come into the dressing room after a game presuming every other rival team has won and if any haven’t won then it’s simply a bonus.
“Destiny is still in our own hands because we are in the position of power, but I’ll never settle with how far we are ahead at the top of the league. We cannot afford to become complacent.
“We have eleven games to go and the ultimate target remains the same as it has ever been. We want to try and get to six more wins as quickly as possible and see where we are at from there.
“It might take more than six, it might take less, but it will certainly take us a lot closer to where we want to be.
“That said, it’s a big ask considering some of the games we have coming up. Kidderminster, Stockport, Darlington, Halifax – they are all up there in the mix and not one of them will give us an easy game, nor will any other side we face.
“You have to be right at it all the time and Saturday at Harrogate will be no different. We have to be at our best but if we are then we have a good chance against anyone in this league.”
Harrogate have won three of their last four league games and sit just five points outside the play-off places ahead of Fylde’s trip to the CNG Stadium on Saturday.
The Coasters took the bragging rights against the Yorkshire outfit earlier in the season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Mill Farm.