Notts County: "We can still do it," says boss Chris Kiwomya
NOTTS County must start winning games back-to-back to catapult themselves back into the League One play-off race.
The Magpies are nine points outside the top-six ahead of facing Carlisle United at Meadow Lane today (3pm).
But they have not won two league games in succession since way back in October when they beat Carlisle and then Coventry City.
It is an amazing statistic – and it's one Kiwomya wants to put right because he knows draws are not enough with just 12 games of the season left.
"We're nine points off so we can still do it," he said. "We're unbeaten in four games and if we can get one or two wins back to back, that will really catapult us right back into it.
"There is still everything to play for."
The Magpies thrashed Bury 4-1 in their last home game and have also drawn against Crewe, Walsall and Tranmere Rovers in their last four games under Kiwomya to keep their fading play-off hopes alive.
And now four of their next five games are at Meadow Lane against teams below them in the table, starting against Carlisle and followed by Leyton Orient, Preston and Scunthorpe United.
It's make-or-break time in their promotion bid and Kiwomya said: "If we can build on the last four games today our run will look even better.
"We have got to go out and get the three points.
"We've got confidence now, but we won't take it for granted because it will be another hard game.
"I know the fans want a victory – and they will be expecting one so we want to give them that.
"Coming back to beat Bury 4-1 has done a lot for us and hopefully these home games coming up are a chance for us to rack up points."