Manager James Beattie hopes Stanley can put their relegation concerns to bed over Easter weekend.
The Reds host Mansfield this afternoon before visiting promotion hopefuls Southend on Monday.
And a positive haul from those two games could clinch Stanley’s ninth straight season in the Football League – with two games to spare.
“The ultimate aim is to retain our league status but these lads – and I – have always wanted to do slightly better,” Beattie said. “We have to do one job at a time and the first one is to get the number of points we need to stay up.
“We won’t know how many that is until the maths are started out, but we want as many points as we can get. We go into every game trying to win it because I believe every team in this league is beatable if we’re on song.”
The Reds go into Easter weekend in high spirits having lost just one of their last six – and Beattie has revealed that his players weren’t paid in the build-up to that defeat by Northampton.
This month’s wages were paid in full before last Saturday’s game, though, and with their wage worries gone, the Reds bounced back with a 1-1 draw at in-form York.
That took them to 50 points, usually seen as the benchmark for safety, but wins for Torquay and Northampton kept alive their survival hopes.
“Results elsewhere were horrendous for us so it could end up being our most important point of the season,” Beattie added. “Our goal difference is another major plus. We’ve worked hard on that and haven’t conceded as many goals as we did early in the season. If needed, that’s like an extra point.
“But hopefully between now and the end of the season we can rack up some points and do ourselves justice.”
Anyone at Stanley’s reverse fixture against Mansfield will not forget it in a hurry.
The Reds scored twice in stoppage time to snatch a 3-2 victory and give the travelling fans an early Christmas present, while piling the pressure on home boss Paul Cox.
Mansfield have since climbed from 19th to 10th and last Saturday beat Rochdale 3-0 to claim their fourth straight win and knock Dale off top spot. All three goals came in the last 18 minutes – and all were headers from set-pieces.
Stanley have won their previous two League Two games at home to the Stags, who have midfielder Jamie McGuire suspended.
Stanley then visit a Southend side with whom they drew 1-1 at home over Christmas.
Phil Brown’s men remain in sixth place despite losing 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon last Saturday, which ended a six-match unbeaten run. The Shrimpers visit Rochdale on Good Friday. Stanley won 1-0 on their last visit to Roots Hall in August 2012.