MORECAMBE boss Derek Adams is looking for his side to build on their recent run of good form as they face three games in quick succession over the Christmas period.
Grimsby visit the Mazuma Stadium on Boxing Day before the Shrimps go on the road to two former Premier League clubs in Bolton Wanderers and Bradford City.
Speaking after last Saturday’s win at Colchester Adams said: “It is fantastic to be in the position we are in going into the Christmas and New Year games.
“To be on 31 points from 18 games is more than we could have ever asked for. It is a fantastic run of form that we are on and we want that to continue.
“You have to give the players the credit. You can see their enthusiasm, their will to win and their ability, and the joy they showed at winning the game on Saturday was terrific.
“You can see the confidence going right through the squad at the moment but we have to keep on going now.
“In the football industry you are working all the time at this time of year and there isn’t much time to rest, so we have three games in quick succession to prepare for and to make sure we are ready for.
“We have changed things a lot over the past 12 months and are in a good place.
“I am sure people will be looking at us in a different light at the minute and that is a sign of the progress we are making and want to continue to make.”
Grimsby come to the Mazuma without a manager after Ian Holloway resigned in midweek after less than a year in charge of the Mariners.
The 57-year-old has called for a "fresh start" at the club as the search begins for his successor, while talks continue over new investment in the club.
"It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my resignation as manager of Grimsby Town Football Club," Holloway said in a statement.