Notts County can restore belief as they face promotion favourites, says boss Chris Kiwomya
CHRIS Kiwomya wants Notts County to restore some belief – by securing big results when they take on two of the promotion favourites over the next eight days.
The Magpies boss hoped his side would be in a stronger position when they came to face tough, back-to-back away games at Swindon and Brentford.
Notts trail Tranmere in sixth by six points, heading into their final seven fixtures.
Kiwomya admits securing a place in the play-off positions will be a big challenge, but believes the Magpies might be able to restore a little belief if they can pick up positive results at the County Ground this Saturday and at Griffin Park the following Friday.
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"I wanted to go into the games at Swindon and Brentford with a chance (of making play-offs)," he said. "Now we just have to see what we can do.
"If we can get good results, it will restore belief. We have to make that happen ourselves.
"We have to earn those results ourselves, then we can approach the rest of the season on the front foot."
Kiwomya has been handed the manager's job until the end of the season – but is hoping to earn a longer-term position.
"My motivation will be the same whether there is one game left or ten," he said. "We have to win back-to-back games. All I can do is try my best. My attitude would be the same if I was in charge for one game.
"I get too animated on the touchline sometimes, perhaps. But that is just me as a character. I want to do well.
"I want to do well for the club, the players and myself. Those things gel into one.
"It is about them being committed to the club. They get paid good wages to go out there and be committed.
"That is all I want by the end of the season. I want to be able to look back and say these players have given it a real go."