Michael Duff believes Cheltenham's next run of games are crucial in the build up to Christmas as the Robins get set to take on a number of sides in and around their place in the Sky Bet League Two table.
Grimsby Town are the visitors to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday for a 3pm kick-off.
The Mariners are 18th and sit five points above Duff's side, and their visit this weekend will be the two clubs first meeting this season.
"We know if we beat them we get closer to them but flip that on its head and if they beat us the gap gets wider," Duff said at Thursday's press conference.
"We've played a lot of teams at the top end of the table so the next run of games are important because they are against teams in and around us.
"I think we know what we're going to get from them. They get in your face, they press high, have good energy - similar to Newport in the way they go about with a different shape and the way they go about their business. We know what we'll be expecting from them."
Watch Duff's full pre-match interview above on iFollow.
Tickets for Saturday's fixture are available to buy online. You can also visit the ticket office between 10am and 3pm on Thursday and Friday, while on matchday itself they will be available on the turnstiles.