With two games in the space of just four days over the course of the Easter weekend, Gary Brabin has acknowledged that the clashes with Chesterfield and Crewe Alexandra could prove key in deciding where Vale finish the season.
Saturday's draw away to Wycombe Wanderers means that Vale are still searching for that elusive first victory of 2018, but he insists that there are plenty of positives to take into the final run-in given the nature of performances.
Looking to the upcoming double-header, Brabin said: "They are all big weekends, but even more so this time around with there being two games in such a short space of time against teams that are in and around us.
"There are a lot of points up for grabs and we feel like we are going in the right direction, we feel we've deserved a couple of wins in the last few weeks and it would be a perfect time to put it right this weekend.
"We're constantly analysing ourselves and we are pleased with where we are now compared to how it was when we first came in. Even with the points total etcetera, we feel as though we've developed a real good playing pattern with the group of players we've got.
"We go into games knowing that we are capable of winning, as opposed to just hoping. It just coincides with our leading goal scorer being out injured, and that is the key for us, we just don't feel that we have enough goals in the team."
After joining the club at a time where the Valiants had only picked up five points from 11 games, Neil Aspin and his staff have guided the team to some productive runs in Sky Bet League Two, most notably December when 13 points were accrued.
With just eight fixtures left to play, Brabin has praised the work of the manager and he is confident that Vale can do enough to pull away from the bottom two in the division.
He said: "We are going into matches feeling as if we are good enough to get three points and that is part of our enjoyment process, when we do win, and hopefully that starts Friday.
"Neil is confident, as we all are, that we will get that win. Once we get one, we all believe that we will kick on from that.
"My goal is to help this club stay in the league, assisting Neil, Lee Nogan and the rest of the staff. I'm enjoying it and we feel we are getting stronger - we feel as if we should have won more games recently and our focus is ensuring we keep this club in League Two."