AFC Wimbledon defender Pim Balkestein has targeted at least four points from back-to-back home games.
The Dons, who have won just once so far this season, host Balkestein's former club Rochdale on Saturday before Torquay visit Kingsmeadow next Tuesday.
"We are in a spell of the season when everything seems to go against you," said the Dutch defender.
"Every mistake is leading to a goal being scored against us and it is hard, but we have to fight against it. We have to stand up and be brave.
"Every footballer and every club will have the same period in your life when it is not going well and it is a case of standing up and being a man now.
"We have two massive games coming up now and we need at least four points from the games, anything less will be a disappointment."