RAMSBOTTOM United boss Garry Vaughan has told the teams above them in the Evo-Stik Premier Division: "We're like the Rammy Rocket - we're coming for you."

The Rams go in search of a third away win on the spin at Ashton United tonight and having started 2016 with a bang they have closed to within distance of the sides above them.

Vaughan's men remain bottom of the league, but a 3-2 win at Stourbridge and Saturday's 4-0 win at Grantham means they are now just three points behind Stamford, and only six below fifth from bottom Skelmersdale United.

It's been a remarkable turnaround for the Rams, who had just three points from 14 games when Vaughan was appointed, but have taken 14 points from the next 10 league games.

"I said to them on Saturday that people are going to start looking at us again now, and we've had two away wins at two tough grounds. It breeds confidence," said Vaughan.

"It's been a long old haul. With the games called off and the disappointment of our ground being under water we just couldn't get any momentum going. Training has always been really sharp but we need games, so there's been a bit of frustration there. I couldn't get to know the players as well as I normally do with not being in and around the place.

"It was a massive challenge when I took the job. I know the league pretty well, I've been there and seen it and looked at the standard and I know what I needed to bring in. We'll see where it goes from here but everyone is looking at us again. We're like the Rammy Rocket - we're coming for them."

The Rams have suffered just two 90 minute defeats in their last nine league and cup games, and Vaughan is full of praise for the way his squad have responded recently.

"Over the last month we've picked up," he said. "Kayde Coppin has been outstanding for us, Alex Meaney is at the top of his game, Shents (Gavin Shenton) is different class, they're all pulling together.

"But I've told them this is only the beginning. People are going to be looking over their shoulder at you now.

"We've stayed positive. People were saying we were down already, but we've shown heart and passion and desire and we've got to where we are now. We've got to carry on. There's an awful lot of football still to be played.

"If we finish fifth from bottom then we've won our league."

Tonight's trip to promotion-chasing Ashton United is the third of four successive away games for the Rams, as they try and get the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium back in shape after the Boxing Day floods caused thousands of pounds of damage.

The sides played twice in an FA Trophy first qualifying round clash in October and November, with Ashton winning 10-9 on penalties and the teams twice drew 2-2.

And Vaughan dedicated Saturday's success at Grantham to long-serving chairman Harry Williams, who continues to try and find ways to fund repairs to their home ground, with a new generator expected to set the club back at least £5,000.

"Harry is different class. You never see his head down," said Vaughan.

"He's been here 50 years, he's born and bred Rammy. It's testament to him to keep plugging on and carrying on and he drives us lot on.

"I was made up for Harry more than anybody on Saturday, I think a good win like that lifted his spirits a little bit."