Craig Weston admits his Selston side are in pole position to lift the Central Midlands Division South title – but they have to finish the job.
Selston sit top with four fixtures remaining, a point clear of Eastwood Community who have played a game more.
None of the sides below Selston can overtake them through games in hand, presumably making Weston’s men favourites.
“We’ve got ourselves into a great position,” he said.
“I don’t want to take anything for granted, we’ve got to try and keep our focus and make sure we finish the job.
“We’ve just got to keep going and hopefully come May we’ll be lifting the trophy again.
“It’s not cut and dried yet, there’s still time to lose it or win it.”
It’s only now that other sides have begun to catch up on their fixture commitments that Weston can look at the table with any kind of certainty.
Selston’s cause has been aided by getting plenty of games out of the way ahead of the final title run in.
The manager said: “We have four league games left and hopefully two cup games – we’re in the League Cup semi-final and we want to be in the final too.
“The squad are looking really good, we’ve got a few players coming back from injuries.
“The disruption in fixtures, we’ve had no continuity, it’s been very hit and miss, but in one respect it’s done us a favour.
“It’s given us time to get players back from niggles.
“We’re looking as strong as we have done all season.
“The games everyone had in hand have dwindled down, everyone has played a similar number of games now and the table is more realistic.
“It’s had when people have four or five games in hand, it’s hard to see what’s going to happen.
“There have been some important results for us in those games.”
Success on the pitch has got to be accompanied by success off it, if Selston are to earn the promotion they crave.
Last season’s title winners have applied to go up and were given a list of improvements to make at the Parish Hall Ground.
They’ve been getting on with the job at hand and there’s a buzz around the club.
Weston said: “Work on the ground is going well, we’re ticking all the jobs off that needed to be done.
“The ground is looking really good and hopefully we can get everything in place for the floodlights going up.
“Everyone is really upbeat at the club, it’s a good place to be, right from the juniors up to the first team.
“Everyone is walking around with a smile on their face and hopefully we’ll be celebrating at the end of the season.
“It would be a massive achievement for a club of our size.”
Selston host third from bottom Keyworth United on Saturday.