Chris Kiwomya is desperate to gain his first win since taking over as caretaker manager and start to closing the gap on the top six.
Notts were defeated 2-0 by Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium just two days after Kiwomya stepped into the role, following the departure of former boss Keith Curle.
The Magpies then recorded a 1-1 draw with Crewe Alexandra back at Meadow Lane, which saw the team put in an impressive second half performance to earn a point.
Kiwomya is looking for County to take the positives from that second 45 into a tough fixture at the Banks’s Stadium, where his side will take on a Walsall outfit that has won eight of their last 10 matches.
He told the press: “I’m aware of the 10-point gap but that can be got back in a week or two weeks.
“Then you go into the last couple of months of the season and if you can put a good run together you can claw that back.
“As long as we’re there or thereabouts, because we’ve got a lot of the teams around us coming up that will be big games for us.
“If we can get something there, then it puts us closer to them.”
He continued: “As long as we’re near the top, we’ve got to push for the Play-Offs, that’s what the board wanted at the beginning of the season.
“Nothing’s changed there and just because I’ve come in as caretaker manager that doesn’t change.
“I’ve got to try to get the wins that can get us near to the Play-Offs at least.
“It’ll be nice to get that first win and the performance levels have been there but there’s little slices of luck that we didn’t have.”
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