STEVE Watson has told his players they can't rest on their laurels after recording back to back wins for the first time this season, with Darlington's boss immediately turning his attention to this weekend's huge game against Banbury.

Quakers have survival in their sights after successive wins moved Watson's side to within just three points of safety.

Darlington followed Saturday's home victory over Buxton with a hugely impressive 3-1 win at play-off chasing Curzon Ashton on Tuesday night - and have a huge opportunity to continue to build momentum when they host Banbury, who are just a place and three points above them in the table.

Quakers took a deserved first half lead at the Tameside Stadium on Tuesday through Toby Lees but looked set to again be punished for missed chances when the hosts equalised just after the hour mark. But a stunner from Will Hatfield put Darlington back in front before substitute Andrew Nelson wrapped up the victory in stoppage time.

"We've turned another corner," said Watson.

"Winning back to back games is something we haven't done for a while. Saturday's win coming from behind was the first in a while then back to back wins was vital. We had to do it at some stage to get to where we wanted to be this season.

"We need to go and try and win every game. There are different ways to do it. Now we'll get our heads down and have a look at the best way and best team to beat Banbury."

Darlington's players will join up for training on Thursday, when Watson and his backroom team will assess the injuries in the camp. Watson is anxiously awaiting further news on Scott Barrow's arm injury, while Ben Liddle got a knock on Tuesday night and Tom Platt is also still nursing a niggle. Depending on the severity of those injuries, Watson has an eye on strengthening his squad, if possible.

He said: "We have two or three injuries. Lids had a bad knock on his back, Scotty Barrow has got an arm injury which we're praying isn't what he thinks it is, which is maybe a break. Platty is still feeling his injury.

"We're going to have to do a bit of a head count on Thursday and maybe look to see if there's any chance of getting a bit of help in."

Regardless of the injury concerns, Darlington will be boosted by the victory at Curzon Ashton, who are just two points outside the play-off places.

Watson said: "They're a really good side, they're a possession-based side and I've spoken to a lot of managers this season who think they're one of the best sides in the division and I agree.

"They're really patient, they get from side to side and there are times you have to let them have the ball as long as they're not penetrating you through the middle and we try to plug the gaps in the dangerous areas.

"There are times you have to let them have it. It can be frustrating if you're watching but that was the plan.

"It's the nature of our situation that the lads can't help but go a bit into defensive mode because we're desperately trying to hold on to points. Confidence needs to be built, hopefully that's a big step forward."