Nancy midfielder Thomas Mangani has acknowledged the importance of tomorrow's clash with fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Reims as they look for their third consecutive victory.
Patrick Gabriel's side claimed their first victory since the opening day of the season a little under a fortnight ago when they beat Lorient.
They followed this up with a shock victory at high-flying Marseille last time out to move off the bottom of the table.
Now Nancy are just two points behind Reims who themselves have not won since October 6.
Mangani believes the game at Stade Marcel Picot is more significant than those two victories given the hosts can leapfrog their opponents with victory.
He told www.asnl.net: ``This is a game that is even more important.
``We know that if they win, we will move above our opponents in the standings.
``We must use the confidence garnered in recent games.''
Reims are on a terrible run of form which has seen them slide spectacularly down the table after being fourth at the start of October.
Mangani believes Nancy will be forced to take the game to their opponents, saying: ``This will be a different opposition and it will force us to attack the game to open the scoring and thus force them to play more.''
Reims need to find some points from somewhere after a run which has seen them claim just five from the last 10 games.
A continuation of such paucity would surely see them make an immediate return to Ligue 2.