John Clarkson's Tiverton Town start a run of three home games in a row today when they entertain Stratford Town in Division One South and West of the Southern League.
Clarkson's side are seventh and on the rise after Tuesday's 2-0 win at Cinderford Town ahead of this afternoon's Ladysmead clash.
Plymouth-based striker Matt Wright scored both goals in a dominant display at Cinderford and Clarkson was quick to say: "If we play like that again, we will be OK. Wrighty got two goals and looked sharp. I think he looks good in a partnership with Maksym Kowal and I am expecting more good things.
"Dan Smith hit the post with a great curling shot and Shane Krac had an effort hit one post roll along the line and then hit the other post and still not go in! The team are starting to gel and Tuesday night's performance was a sign of better things to come.
"Marcus Martin's return has been a big boost to us – he's given us all a lift – and we should have Matt Villis and Josh Searle back to add to the squad for this game, so things are looking up.
"To be fair to the eleven who started the other night, they deserve another crack at it because it's the best we have played so far. I still believe there is better to come."
New signing Lewis Morgan – from Dorchester Town – is suspended, while Tiverton await international clearance for former Torquay United and Weymouth defender Ed Palmer following his return from Australia.
Clarkson also has high hopes for new Canadian striker Kowal, saying: "Maksym has not been with us long so, again, he has got to settle in and get to know the boys but I think he could be one to keep an eye on."
Stratford arrive at Ladysmead seeking to bounce back from Tuesday night's 3-1 FA Trophy replay knock-out at Coalville Town.
Tiverton host divisional rivals Clevedon Town in the Red Insure Cup on Wednesday before an eagerly anticipated FA Trophy first-round tie against Premier Division Truro City next Saturday.
Truro are hoping to sign Tiverton's experienced former Exeter City and Torquay United full-back Steve Tully before today's league game at ninth-placed Banbury United.
City are seeking to stem a five-match losing sequence and showed marked improvement despite Tuesday's 2-0 home defeat by Poole Town.
In the FA Cup third qualifying round today, Bridgwater Town host Bath City while Weston-super-Mare are at home to Brislington.