TOWN head for Rotherham tonight (7.45) hunting one of the 10 wins boss Peter Jackson believes will take them into the League I play-offs.
But defender Andy Holdsworth admits a three-point haul is also important to put further distance between the Galpharm side and the relegation zone.
After their 2-0 home defeat by Brentford, Town go into the Millmoor clash in 13th place, 10 points below the play-off places and seven above the bottom four.
Saturday's Galpharm visitors Crewe, who host Doncaster tonight, are two places and a point adrift of Jackson's side, and Holdsworth knows two wins are crucial.
"Of course we will battle to make the play-offs as long as there's a mathematical chance of getting there," said the 23-year-old from Pontefract.
"But we also have to be aware of what's going on below us in the table, and should we fail to win the next two, we might well be getting a little too close to the bottom four for comfort."
Like Brentford, bottom side Rotherham are desperate for points, and although Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe was their 11th match without a win, reports suggest Alan Knill's men matched the leaders in most departments.
Saturday's was Town's first setback since the 3-1 defeat at Yeovil on January 5 and Holdsworth added: "Yeovil was a total embarrassment. We were outplayed in front of the Sky canmeras and not one of us could have been happy with ourselves.
"But we showed the right kind of response to go five unbeaten, and while Saturday's performance wasn't as bad as Yeovil, it wasn't up to the standard our fans rightly expect.
"We all know we are capable of much better - we showed that in the five matches before Brentford - and we have to go to Rotherham and respond the right way.
"We created plenty of chances against Brentford but failed to take them. Andy Booth apologised to the rest of the lads afterwards, but we must all shoulder blame.
"And just like we do when going forward, we have to work as a unit to ensure we keep a clean sheet, because we can't afford to give Rotherham any kind of break."