Darren Sarll has said his side’s form in November could be crucial ahead of the arrival of the injured Reuben Reid and Mark Little.
The manager said he believed the weekend’s visit from Eastleigh was “one of those games that will define” its current form after a “pretty rubbish” October.
Yeovil go in to the match on the back unbeaten four-match run – if you include Wednesday night’s Somerset Premier Cup win at Larkhall Athletic – looking to extend that form against the Spitfires who are three points above them in the National League table having played a game more.
Sarll said: “It’s one of those games that will define the moment. October was pretty rubbish when I think back, shined up a little by the FA Cup win.
“We want to make sure November is prosperous going in to the Christmas break, we want to make sure the return of Reid and Little is whilst we are in a positive state.
“Then you use them differently because when things are not going great, you are desperate to get them in and that is when people break down again.
“My lowest place at Stevenage was 17th at the end of February, by the middle of March we were fourth, so we need to be in and around it come January to propel ourselves.”
He added that he expected captain Luke Wilkinson to be ready for the weekend having played the first half of the win at Larkhall and the final 37 minutes at Yate Town, with fellow central defender Morgan Williams also available having played 90 minutes in the past two games.