Colchester United defender Kane Vincent-Young believes the U's defensive foundations can give them a platform to go and get all three points on Saturday.
The U's kept another clean sheet on Tuesday at Morecambe and currently have the eighth best defensive record in the division.
But they know they'll need to up their firepower to get a positive result at Stevenage.
Speaking to the press on Thursday, Kane said: "It's been tough to not get the wins, but I don't think the performances have generally been too bad. With that in mind, we're optimistic going into the weekend.
"We've been solid defensively, so it is a matter of us taking our chances and getting that goal, and they'll flood in from there."
After the long trip to Morecambe and back on Tuesday, the U's players and their supporters will no doubt be grateful of a short trip this weekend and it's a game that Kane is excited about.
He said: "It's why you play football, for those local games where we're well supported and there's a bit of an edge to the fixture. The players appreciate that support and Saturday should be another example of that."
"We have to take it game by game and not look too far ahead and then see where it takes us."
It has been a productive campaign for Kane, who has been a virtual ever present in the U's side this season.
He has shown a real adaptability to a number of roles and admits he's relishing first team football.
"I am really enjoying playing on the left," he said.
"The more games you play, the more you learn about how to deal with certain situations, and I am still learning every game."