Brackley Town boss Kevin Wilkin faces a dilemma at both ends of the pitch ahead of a double-header at St James Park.
Stuttering Saints entertain third-placed Boston United on Saturday and three days later take on Southport.
Without a win or a goal in their last four games, Saints are slipping behind in Vanarama National League North.
Wilkin said: “I wouldn’t say it’s a ‘must-win’ game against Boston but one that we can’t really afford to lose. I can’t see us chasing down the leaders so in that respect Saturday’s game isn’t going to define our season.
“We’ve got a hell of a lot of work to do to get back into it following our recent run and the first thing we’ve got to do is start scoring goals again.”