Yeovil Town top-scorer Alex Fisher is targeting picking up some points as the Glovers head in to a busy fixture list over Christmas.
This weekend sees bottom club Scunthorpe United visit Somerset followed by a trip to Barnet on Tuesday night and then a double header against Torquay United offering 12 points in the space of just three weeks.
The Glovers sit five points off the National League relegation places and Fisher sees this period as a chance to put more distance between them and the bottom three.
Speaking ahead of the weekend, he said: “Up until the weekend (and the abandoned game at Bromley) we were four or five points off the bottom, but only eight off the play-offs. I know you don’t want to think too far ahead, but it just goes to show how a little change in form can change your outlook.
“The Gaffer’s sentiment is bang on, get points on the board any way you can, like our last result (at Huish Park) was a great 1-0 win (against FC Halifax Town) but not a pretty performance. But those results are necessary to get a foothold and pull ourselves away from the bottom.”
He added of the Christmas period: “The more games that come thick and fast the better. I love the idea of playing games where you get bigger crowds, derby games which we will be doing.
“You could suddenly be nine or 12 points in the space of two weeks, so you focus on what could be, it’s a good chance to start making the way up the table.”
Fisher saw strike partner Louis Britton, who he began the match at Bromley alongside, get his first goal in green and white in the 2-1 Somerset Men’s Premier Cup second round win over Taunton Town in midweek.
The top scorer, who has four goals this season, stayed on the bench for that tie whilst a number of players who had not been starting matches including Lawson D’Ath, Charlie Wakefield and Britton were all handed starts.
Fisher said: “It’s pretty clear no-one here ever rests on any laurels and you’re always looking over your shoulder if someone and if you’re not playing, you are always raring to go to get that matchday shirt.
“It was a good result, positive to progress in that cup and looking forward to Saturday.”
Of Britton, he added: “He’s a really hard worker, he keeps his head down and does the right things and sometimes there’s a bit of a monkey on your back when you haven’t got a goal having signed for a club.
“So to get a goal that every on in your Yeovil career will do him the world of good.“