Bath City v Gateshead - Match Preview
Gateshead will look to take their play-off bid into the final week of the season, manager Ian Bogie confident maximum points from the last three games will be enough to make the top five.
First up are relegated Bath City at Twerton Park on Saturday, the Romans hoping to end a disappointing campaign on a high in their final home game.
Bath have nothing to lose while The Heed's promotion challenge will almost certainly be over if they fail to win in the west country.
"I firmly believe that if we beat Bath, Luton and Telford we will be in the play-offs, and to take our challenge into the final week is a great effort," said Bogie.
"We have ground out results of late and it is certainly not beyond us to win all three games.
"The players are fully aware of what is at stake and what has to be done and if we can win at Bath it will set up the two home games next week."
The Romans have won only six league games and have lost more at home, 14, than any other side in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
They have had a decent April winning at Tamworth and drawing at Darlington though they lost 0-2 at home to Forest Green Rovers.
Their home record over the last couple of months, however, has been poor with eight defeats from the last nine at Twerton Park, a 2-1 win over Lincoln City the only respite.
"Bath's home results haven't been the best this year but they will want to send their fans home happy for the summer and can play relaxed football," added Bogie.
"We have to seize the initiative and get the result we need. It won't be easy but if we don't then the last week will be an anti-climax."
Ben Clark in action at Bath City last season
While midfield man Jamie Chandler is struggling to overcome a knee injury Phil Turnbull is back in the 16 after recovering from a toe injury.
Liam Hatch and Carl Magnay are both available after suspension but Chris Carruthers will not return to training until next week.
Gateshead will make the long journey south on Friday morning, training later in the day and staying overnight in Bristol.
Gateshead celebrate Jon Shaw's winning goal against Bath City last month.