York City manager Gary Mills expects maximum points from Saturday's visit of struggling Stockport County in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
The fifth-placed Minstermen, who drew 2-2 at Darlington in their last league test, will play four games in a row at Bootham Crescent, with Mills eager to make home advantage count.
"The ideal scenario is to pick up as many points as you can from your away games and take maximum points at home," he told The Press. "You have to turn your draws into wins in front of your own fans.
"We are entering a big, big stage of the season and we are looking to take 12 points from those next four home games or, if not, no less than ten to stay in those play-off positions. We've got 15 league games to go and, while to pick up 45 points from those matches would be an absolute miracle, we've got to try to get as many as we can."
Mills, barring the absence of the injured David McGurk (knee), has a full complement of players at his disposal, as Scott Brown is back from suspension, while on-loan defender Ben Gibson is available again. The Middlesbrough man was ineligible for a 1-0 FA Trophy win over Ebbsfleet on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, 18th-placed County sit a point above the drop zone after a 2-2 home draw with Newport County last Saturday.
Club boss Jim Gannon will have to make do with a depleted squad following the exits of Matt Glennon, Ryan McCann, Mark Lynch and John Miles. The players were released last week to cut costs.
Gannon will hope on-loan striker Danny Rowe continues his fine form up front, with the Fleetwood Town man netting four times in his last four appearances.
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