ROBINS boss Dave Bradford says three points will be just the tonic when Harwood entertain Glossop NE at the Showground on Saturday (ko 3pm).
He said: "This is must-win match for us. We have lost seven league games on the trot and need to start getting some points on the board. It is just not good enough if we get a draw."
Harwood are currently rooted to the bottom of the NWCL Division One table after just one win and two draws this season. They suffered a 3-0 home defeat against Skelmersdale on Monday night after going into the interval at 0-0.
Bradford said: "They were a strong side and the club has spent a lot of money on their No 9, who cost them about £5,000.
"We just can't compete with that. They are going to be in the top three teams in my book. We played OK for the first half but then everything fell apart. They came out in a 3-5-2 formation and threw their best players forward, so to lose 3-0 wasn't that bad."
He was pleased with the 2-1 win against Hall Road in the FA Vase on Saturday, but said he would have swapped it for three points any day. In that game, Lewis Hamlin scored in the first half before Paul Mashiter fired in a penalty to take his tally to six.
The boss said: "We could have scored more. It was a nice stadium and there was a good atmosphere.
"The problem has been we have been without some of our best players. Paul will be away this weekend so that is a blow. He and John Eastham are good forwards. It's just that they don't play together that much. I can't see this team going down because they will score goals for us."
Centre half Neil Kennedy is due to return on Saturday. Keeper Bobby Harris is still sidelined after picking up a groin injury. Harwood are set to face high-flying Bacup Borough away next weekend.