Leyton Orient will hope to profit from promotion rivals Brentford facing Wolves this weekend.
The O's entertain Swindon Town on Saturday and Slade hopes defender Elliot Omozusi will be fit to return from his calf injury.
Slade said: “We’re back in one of those promotion slots albeit slightly by default because Wolves have got that game in hand.
“But Wolves and Brentford play each other at the weekend so all it takes is for us to concentrate again on the opposition we’ve got. We know that’s going to be a tough one in Mark Cooper’s Swindon."
Slade added: “That’s why we need to focus and ensure we get a positive result on Saturday.
“We can only control the controllables. We don’t know what's going to happen but all we know is something’s going to give. We’ve got to make sure that we capitalise.”