Lincoln City will be aiming to end a run of five matches without a win when they host Alfreton Town at Sincil Bank on Saturday.
The Imps, in 18th place in the Blue Square Bet Premier, lost 2-1 to Mansfield Town in their last encounter with their last win coming at home to Southport in January.
Boss David Holdsworth has revealed he intends to strengthen his defence if funds become available, following their poor run of form and after the Stags loss told This is Lincolnshire: "You can hold your hands up if you are beaten by skill or a wonder goal, but some of the goals we have conceded of late have been very disappointing.
"We are in a scrap and the players have to defend for their lives, their club and their own pride."
The Reds, one points worst off with 32 points from 35 games, meanwhile, destroyed Stockport 6-1 in their last game, a match which has surely boosted their confidence.
The two sides have already faced each other four times this season with honours even so far, one win apiece and a draw in the FA Cup.
Reds manager Nicky Law must do without injured central defenders Adam Quinn (calf) and Greg Young (hamstring) as well as suspended duo Leigh Franks, and Anton Brown.
Striker Adam Cunnington and defender Seamus Conneely have, however been added to the squad as emergency loan signings.
Law, meanwhile, is hoping his side can build on their emphatic win on Tuesday.
He told the Chesterfield Post: "The Stockport game can have the same effect on us. It is maybe a definite turning point of the season. The win will give the lads a big confidence lift but they now have a lot of hard work between now and the end of the season.
"The players have now set the bench mark for the rest of the season. Like I have said before, it is all about work rate and desire and working harder than the opposition and we did that straight from the kick-off. But, if we had played with that work rate and endeavour throughout the season, we would not be in the position we are in."
Leigh Franks remains suspended after being sent off against Telford last Saturday while Greg Young faces a late fitness test after suffering a hamstring strain.
Central defender Adam Quinn pulled up with a calf injury ahead of the Stockport win but could return to action this weekend.
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