AFC Wimbledon's results will now be the first Mark Harper looks for after Hampton & Richmond Borough games.
For the longer the Dons are in a relegation in League Two, the more likely they are to let the Beavers boss keep Reece Jones (pictured) for the rest of the season.
The Welsh youth international, who is loan for an initial month, made it two goals in two games with a 40-yard belter in Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Dover Athletic, following his last-minute winner in Saturday's 4-3 victory over Truro City.
Harper said: “Reece has been a breath of fresh air. He keeps things simple, is a fresh pair of legs and has built up a great relationship with Josh Huggins in the middle.
“I'm hoping to keep him for the season and have spoken to AFC about it, but it will depend on their league position.”
Ironically, as Jones himself revealed, it would work in Hampton's favour the longer AFC's battle against relegation goes on.
Jones said: “AFC have told me I have a big future there, but while they are in the position they are, they are going to need more experienced heads, and will only put me in when they are safe.
“In the meantime, I'm enjoying it here and happy to stay, but if I'm honest, I really want to be breaking into the AFC first team.”
Against Dover, Jones' fine effort put Hampton in front, and Dean Inman's back post header from a Neil Jenkins corner made it 2-0 on the half-hour mark.
But Ian Simpemba pulled one back with a header from Barry Cogan's free-kick just before the break, and it was harsh on Hampton when Dover levelled with just minutes remaining after keeper Craig Ross spilt the ball at Billy Bricknell's feet.
By that time, the Beavers had already missed enough chances to have the score in double figures, and Harper added: “We dominated a very good Dover side, not just in possession but in tempo.
“We were a little bit naïve for both goals we let in, but we can take heart from the way we are playing, and the guys are really buying in to what we are trying to do now.”