March Town manager Brett Whaley believes the next seven Ridgeons League Division One games will show if they are capable of finishing in the top five.
His side have taken 13 points from their first seven games, but Whaley is looking for a bigger haul from the next seven games.
He said: “We have played Whitton and Godmanchester, who are second and third, twice so have got some tough games out of the way. On paper we look to have an easier run now so I am looking to us to put a good run together.
“With a new group of players I feel we have done better in this opening period than I thought we would but now we are getting a full squad back there will not be any excuses for dropping points.
“It has taken time for Luke Pepper and Ash Brand to find their fitness and Kyle Nolan and Ben Hepworth are getting there too after missing several games.
“We have a squad of 16 and as shown already we need that sort of number. We now have good competition for places which is something we did not really have when I was here the first time.”
March face Fakenham at home on Saturday and will have Marc Welcher, Andy Wayte and Adam Rothery back from holiday while Lewis Cook may also be back from a cartilage injury too.
March Town are playing a friendly game against Cambridge United to celebrate the club’s 125th anniversary on Monday, November 7 at the GER (7.45pm).
Admission will be £4 adults and £2 concessions.