Gary McDonald knows Hamilton's next two games could determine whether they can escape relegation from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Accies play St Johnstone, a side without a win in six games and fighting for a top-six spot, before tackling St Mirren on April 2.
Hamilton are seven points behind the Buddies at the foot of the SPL but McDonald and the squad are remaining positive.
The midfielder said: "Every game's big now with nine games left.
"We're looking above. We need to catch St Mirren. We have to start winning games now."