JON Macken wants Boro to keep their eyes on a weekend trip to Kidsgrove Athletic – and not a potentially season-defining home clash with Atherton Collieries on the horizon.

Four wins in four games in league and cup mean things are moving in the right direction for Boro, who remain sixth in the table with two games in hand on their local rivals at the top.

Goals from Callum Grogan and Liam Wood helped Macken’s side come from behind against Market Drayton on Saturday but though the race for promotion is hotting up, the manager is looking for his side to keep their cool.

“There will be lots of ups and downs from here,” he said. “We just have to keep taking games as they come, do our homework on the team we’re facing and work on ourselves.

“It’s about how we prepare. We can more than match any team in this division. We have to keep believing that and driving to get better.”

Wood came off the bench to score a 79th-minute winner against Market Drayton, Boro showing their mettle once again to recover from conceding a sloppy early goal from a corner.

“There’s no better feeling,” he said. “I was due a goal – I’ve had too many shots.

“It shows a lot about the characters in the squad, we’ve got some massive characters, in fact, and that’s what we do – we come back. I think we play better when we go a goal down.

“The gaffer wants us to play when times are hard. He wants us to use our strengths.”

Grogan had put Boro back on level terms and the former Shrewsbury Town defender reckons the team is starting to rediscover the type of form which made them front runners in the Evo-Stik West table in the early season.

“Since the gaffer came in we’ve been a team that has wanted to play football, not just to lump it,” he said.

“Hopefully that’s the start of something. We were on a great run at the beginning of the season, had a little hiccup, but hopefully this continues.

“You watch our games and we always look like scoring. If we can keep a clean sheet it gives us a real chance of getting something from a game because of the number of chances we are creating as a team.”

Boro face 10th-placed Kidsgrove this weekend before hosting Colls, who currently top the table by two points.