Bury Town need four points to mathematically confirm their Ryman Premier status as they prepare for back-to-back home games this week.
The Blues are 12 points above the relegation zone with five matches to play ahead of hosting second-bottom Cray Wanderers tomorrow (3.07pm) and Met Police on Tuesday (7.45pm).
Fourth-bottom East Thurrock United need to win four and draw one of their last five matches if they are to overhaul the Ram Meadow-based outfit on points — a scenario that is unlikely — but Bury boss Richard Wilkins wants survival on his side’s own terms.
“People have been saying we are safe for a while, but hopefully we can pick up some points in the next two games to know we are safe because strange things can happen in football,” he said.
Attacking midfielder Danny Cunningham is expected to be back in the squad tomorrow, but on-loan striker Nnamdi Nwachuku plays his last game before returning to Colchester United, while left-back Seb Dunbar is suspended for two matches.
Dual-registered Walsham-le-Willows duo Jack Brame and Nathan Clarke cannot play tomorrow, but are available for Bury for the last time this season on Tuesday.
Billy Clark, who is set to miss several months of action, is due to have an operation on his ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligament today.
n Tomorrow’s home match with Cray will kick off at 3.07pm, like numerous other fixtures across the country, in tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago.