With nine matches remaining, only five points separate Eastleigh from the National League danger zone, so Saturday's visit of Rochdale to the Silverlake Stadium can be viewed as a 'must win' affair.

Fifteenth place looks okay on paper, but Eastleigh need to build on those initial two successes of Kelvin Davis' managerial reign - a 5-2 thumping of Oxford City and a creditable 2-0 win over play-off chasing Bromley - to keep themselves in mid-table comfort.

Since then, they've lost 2-1 to Oldham Athletic and allowed a 3-1 lead to slip against Solihull Moors, who had a last gasp stoppage time winner disallowed for offside and drew 3-3.

It's two weeks since Solihull's visit - a timely 14-day break for Eastleigh to rest those tired muscles and prepare for the run-in.

The scheduled midweek visit to Barnet was called off due to a waterlogged pitch, leaving Eastleigh to watch events unfold elsewhere.

Kidderminster Harriers were the only struggling side to pick up a point on Tuesday evening, though Rochdale celebrated only their second win in ten by beating Woking 2-1.

George Galloway's charges will visit the Silverlake having collected four points from the last six, but without a win on their travels since they won -1 at Dagenham & Redbridge in late November.