Guy Branston has urged Torquay to maintain their recent form and climb into the play-off places.
The Gulls have managed to turn around their season in the last month, since a 3-1 home defeat left them 14th in League Two.
Saturday's 2-0 home win against Stevenage means Paul Buckle's men have lost just one out of eight following that Hereford defeat and it puts them within one place of the play-offs.
Torquay visit Aldershot on Tuesday night just four points behind seventh-placed Gillingham before hosting fifth-placed Shrewsbury on Saturday.
So Branston has stressed that this week is a great time for the Gulls to make their move if they are to force their way into promotion contention.
"The confidence level's stupid down here at the minute, we're having such a good time in training," he told skysports.com. "The training's good, the banter's good and everyone's getting on really well.
"We've got another game right around the corner and it's important we keep it going. This is the time to kick on.
"I don't know what to expect from Aldershot because they've had a new manager come in (Dean Holdsworth). He's brought some players in and tried to change things, and they look lively going forward.
"Shrewsbury are probably the best side we've played against this season. They've got a strong spine down the team so that'll be a hard game.
"But the game against Stevenage on Saturday wasn't as hard, physically, as we thought it was going to be. We've come out of it unscathed and our legs are still there so hopefully we'll get a result at Aldershot and take it from there."
Branston felt last month the Torquay players were letting Buckle down but the experienced centre-half, who is helping out with coaching duties, has praised the boss for keeping a positive environment at Plainmoor.
"It all comes down to belief," added the much-travelled 32-year- old. "Football can be a negative place to be, especially down at the lower levels. There's a lot of negative people who are always thinking the worst might happen.
"But we're big on being positive and kicking on, and actually believing that you're good enough to get promoted or be in the PFA team at the end of the year. If the young lads can actually get that in their game now, they're only going to improve.
"We're ticking along nicely but we dropped some silly points in February - games we drew where we should have got three points rather than we nicked a point out of it. If we can stop doing that then I'm pretty sure we'll be in the mix come the end of the season."