Truro City boss Lee Hodges faces a player shortage as his threadbare squad tries to cope with injuries to key players ahead of the visit of Sutton United in Blue Square Bet South.
Hodges himself is out with a hamstring injury while injured striker Stewart Yetton will be out until next month.
The club are still the subject of a transfer embargo as new bidders aim to taken the club out of administration.
"I think our form is going to be very key to us this season," Hodges said.
"Last season it caused us a lot of problems and we didn't pick up as many points as we would like at home, but this season it'll be vital that we get good points for home matches."
City are still 12 points adrift at the bottom of the league after having 10 points docked when they entered administration in August.
"I'm being as positive as possible and we'll try and get a few points on the board and start closing the gap," Hodges told BBC Radio Cornwall.