Racing Santander coach Miguel Angel Portugal says he is taking one game at a time as he looks to steer his side out of the relegation zone with a win over Osasuna.
The Cantabrians currently lie in 18th place and come into the league match on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Second Division Cordoba in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
Portugal, though, believes a win could change everything.
"You can't look beyond the next game. You have to take it a week at a time, but a win would give us a big boost for the following matches," he said.
Alexandros Tziolis, Adrian Gonzalez, Arana and Oscar Serrano are all sidelined, leaving Portugal with scarce options for the northern derby clash against Osasuna tomorrow.
The Pamplona-based side are only two points better off than Racing, but moved out of the bottom three with an impressive 3-0 win at home to Malaga last weekend.
That was only the northerners' second victory of the season, but lifted Jose Antonio Camacho's side up to 12th place after eight rounds of matches.
Camacho, though, believes his side are still making far too many mistakes.
"Our errors are costing us dear," he said today.
"My team is very strong when we don't make mistakes."
Sergio Fernandez is set to miss out again tomorrow, while Walter Pandiani is doubtful after he was forced to sit out the cup clash against Deportivo La Coruna in midweek (1-1).
Javier Camunas is also doubtful.
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