Notts County: Bartosz Bialkowski not ready to give up on play-offs
NOTTS County No.1 Bartosz Bialkowski is not ready to give up on the play-offs in League One.
The Magpies are 11 points adrift of them with 14 games of the season left and the Pole said: "We need to believe, we need to stay positive."
But he has warned they must quickly start winning games to close the gap on the top six.
Bialkowski returned from a bad head injury in their 1-1 draw at Walsall.
It was their second stalemate in two games and the eighth in their last 16 league games, in which time they have only won three times.
"Drawing games at this stage of the season is not good enough, we need to start winning," he added. "We've still got 14 games left so there are still over 40 points to get."
Bialkowski missed four games after suffering a nasty head wound and concussion in the Magpies' 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient at the end of last month.
Rookie 18-year-old goalkeeper Fabian Spiess stepped in to replace him and wowed fans with some super saves.
"Fabian did really well and he's one for the future," said Bialkowski. "It's a good competition between me and him and he's a great lad.
"I'm really enjoying working with him, but everyone wants to play and I'm no different."
Bialkowski has returned to action under a new boss, after Keith Curle was sacked and Chris Kiwomya put in caretaker charge of the first team.
Bialkowski worked with Kiwomya when he was on loan at Ipswich Town for three months in 2009.
"It is a shame Keith has gone, but we've had to deal with it and we've got Chris now and he's in charge. He's a good guy" he said. "He hasn't really changed anything.
"We still train in the same way as we did with Keith."