Adam Lakeland says his King’s Lynn Town side won’t rest until the calculators are no longer required to determine who goes down and who stays up in the National League North.

A home win over A47 rivals Peterborough Sports on Saturday ensures Lakeland will have succeeded in one half of the job that he came to do back in October – keep Lynn up. Part two follows – building them into a side that is in the mix at the other end of the table.

Lynn sit top of a group of seven teams who could go down – Farsley Celtic are the ones in the most dire predicament, occupying the final relegation spot and five points behind Lynn. All five teams have two games remaining, but not team can better Lynn’s goal difference.

There are plenty of permutations that will see Lynn safe, but for Lakeland, it is the one he can determine that means the most.

“We need to keep fighting for every point – there are six still to play for and we need to try and get as many of them as we can,” said the Linnets boss. “Until it's mathematically sorted, I'm not going to stand here and say that we're home and dry because I've said in the past two or three weeks, I think we're close, I think we're close and every credit to half a dozen teams in that bottom section of the league. Because of the form of Rushall and Darlington in particular, those two teams, has been outstanding. But our form has been outstanding as well. So until it's mathematically done, we won't be resting.”

Lakeland will be without right wing-back Kian Ronan for the final two games, while striker Ben Stephens, who also missed the midweek home win over Chorley, is a doubt  for this weekend.

“Kane had a scam - he's got an issue with his AC joint, so he's going to be out for the season,” said Lakeland. It’s a similar injury to what Tommy Dixon-Hodge had and that was quite a lengthy one.

“It's a blow for Kian because he is just one of many players who's come on so much in the six months since I came here. I think his confidence, his mentality, his quality have come on leaps and bounds and he's been performing really well. So I'm gutted for him on a personal note, but he's a good lad and he's professional in his work, so he'll  do everything he needs to do to get himself back, right.

“Ben just picked up a little nick in training before the Banbury game and just wasn't feeling quite right to be involved. We'll have to just wait and see how it how it settles down. It’s a bit of a niggly one, it’s not settled down too much since the weekend.”

Lynn have a ready-made replacement for Ronan in the shape of Ross Barrows, whose loan from Scunthorpe has been extended to the end of the campaign – but Lakeland is reluctant to discuss what the future holds

“You’ve got to be respectful because he's contracted to Scunthorpe, but I've stood here before and said I've been nothing but impressed with him since he came in and he's a top lad,” said Lakeland.

“He took a hefty whack on Saturday when he came on for and to be fair, he was probably touch and go probably up until the middle of the afternoon we didn't know if he was going to be well enough to play (against Chorley). He should take whacks more often if he is going to play like that!

“But that just epitomises for me what type of lad and character we've got now right for throughout the team because there are one or two others there struggling.

“Regarding Ross, we'll just have to wait and see.”