Neil Aspin says Town must do better if they want a result against Salisbury on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).
Town were disappointing in their 3-1 defeat at Lincoln on Saturday, a result which extended their run without a win to six games.
The Town boss is expecting a tricky test against Salisbury, a game Matt Pearson will miss after collecting his 10th booking of the season at Lincoln.
He said: “I always thought it would be a tough game because Salisbury are having a good season.
“They’re pushing to get in the play-offs and with the games in hand they’ve got I’m sure they’ll fancy their chances.
“We know it’ll be tough but every game’s tough.
“If you’re 2-0 after 10 minutes like we were (at Lincoln) you’re going to struggle in any game but I would expect that at home, we’re a lot tighter and a lot better all round, and we need to be if we’re going to get anything on Tuesday.”
Town have registered some impressive results against the likes of Cambridge and Wrexham but are yet to win this calendar year.
Salisbury go into the match with four wins from their last six outings. but have just one win under their belts from their previous six away games and have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 matches.
Only three teams in the Skrill Premier have scored fewer than their total of 12 on their travels, with 13-goal top-scorer Dan Fitchett having failed to find the net in his last five games.
Only table-toppers Luton have lost fewer home games than Town, who have scored more than any other side in the division on their own patch.