Oxford United defender Andy Whing has urged his side not to be distracted by Sunday's local derby at Swindon Town as they host Shrewsbury on Tuesday.
The U's have one point from their opening two matches in League Two, following a draw with Bradford and defeat to Rotherham.
"Tuesday is the most important game at the moment because it's the next one," Whing told BBC Radio Oxford.
"You always look to the next game, you can't be looking two steps forward."
Whing believes Oxford face a stern test against a Shrewsbury side who have had an unbeaten start to the 2011/2012 season.
"They got to the play-offs last season so it's going to be a tough game," he added.
"They are coming to our home patch and we're looking to get all three points.
"It's going to be a tough league so we just need to pick up as many points up as we can and go from there."