John Coleman knows it’s a vital to make sure they overcome Cheltenham on Saturday to put some space between Stanley and the bottom two.
The Robins sit in 23rd place with 21 points having lost of six of their last seven League Two games.
Stanley are in 20th place, four points ahead of Cheltenham ahead of the clash at Whaddon Road.
“We are three games unbeaten at the moment – a win and a draw in the league and a victory in the FA Cup – and you can see that has put a spring in the stride of the players in training this week,” said Coleman.
“Winning breeds confidence. This is an important game in terms of the fact we can put some space between us or they can claw some back so it is a game we are desperate to win but I can’t single out games – they are all as important as each other.
“It is a big game in terms of the proximity of our positions and we will be pointing that out to the players but we do that every week anyway.
“We are on a mini-run and we want to build on it.”
Cheltenham had a 6-1 win over Leicester Under 23s in the Checkatrade Trophy this week and Coleman knows this will have boosted Gary Johnson’s side.
“They had a smashing win during the week and they will see it as a marvellous opportunity to close the gap on us but, no disrespect, I would like to think we are better than Leicester’s Under 23s.”
The Reds boss knows, after reaching the play-offs last season, the first step is to get Stanley into the top half of the table and he predicts many twists and turns to come in the second half of the campaign.
“There have been some freak results this season and, for me, it’s not panned out as expected. I think the unpredictable results will carry on between now and May but I am just concerned with ourselves and trying to climb the table. Our first stage is to reach the top half of the table.
“We have just got to try and pick up points and our form against teams in the top half or the top six is good but we have got to start doing it against teams in the bottom half.”