David Worrall has labelled Tuesday night's home clash with Morecambe as a 'must-win' game for promotion hopefuls Bury.
The Shakers beat League Two rivals Shrewsbury 1-0 on Friday to record their seventh straight home win and overhaul Bournemouth to climb into second place.
Table-topping Rochdale restored their five-point lead with a win on Saturday but winger Worrall has urged Bury to keep the pressure on their local rivals with victory over Morecambe, who themselves are still eyeing a play-off spot.
"I think it's another must-win for us," he told skysports.com. "If we want to get promoted, which we all want, I think we have to win it, mainly because it's at home.
"If we can win every home game we've got left then we've got a very good chance.
"We're in second now and hopefully Rochdale drop a few points and we can start chasing them as well."
Worrall was in the Shrewsbury side that dumped Bury out of last season's play-offs on penalties, although the Shrews then lost to Gillingham in the final at Wembley.
Yet the 19-year-old found himself back at hometown club Bury at the start of this term after agreeing a move from West Brom, initially on loan.
"When I first came the lads said 'we can't believe you wrecked us'," he joked.
"They said after I scored the penalty I was kissing the badge, but I wasn't, they were just winding me up.
"After playing at Wembley with Shrewsbury last season, to get promoted this season would mean a lot because not many 19-year-olds have done that.
"Shrewsbury looked after me, I was only 18 at the time, and I get on with a few of them really well," Worrall added.
"But it was better to win against them, I really enjoyed it. And it was a great win for the team because we could have been 2-0 or 3-0 up at half-time so we're glad we didn't let it slip."
Top scorer Ryan Lowe claimed the game's only goal, converting a late penalty for his 13th of the season, with four of his last five goals coming from the spot.
"He doesn't even practise them in training," said Worrall, who has scored five goals from 23 starts this season.
"He just seems to be able to pick the right corner all the time so we're not bothered if he practises them as long as he keeps putting them away."