The Sports host resurgent Gloucester City on Saturday knowing a win could potentially take them 12 points clear of the relegation zone.
Home form is something that Eastbourne will be keen to improve on following an inconsistent first season at the helm for Howell.
Boro have lost six of their last eight home National League South fixtures but a victory this weekend would move them closer to another season at Step 2.
“We could do with half a dozen more points to feel absolutely safe,” Howell told the Eastbourne Herald.
“But there are plenty of winnable games and a number of clubs with a lot more to fear than we have.
“We are playing well, with a good shape and rhythm, and the players are really enjoying it at present.
“Much of the difference is down to fielding a settled side in a settled shape. Before Christmas, we were still making a lot of changes. Players now have a better grasp of their roles and their duties.”
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