Midfielder Jeff Hughes feels that Notts County will have to be at their very best if they are to topple automatic promotion chasers Brentford.
The Magpies will take on the Bees at Griffin Park on Friday afternoon (3pm kick-off) in the first of two big Easter fixtures.
A win could move Notts as close as four points away from the top six and spark a late Play-Off push in the final five matches.
Hughes feels that Brentford are the strongest team in the division but hopes that County can finally start picking up results against npower League 1’s leading pack.
He told Magpie Player: “We don’t have a choice, because we’re not in a place where we can say ‘hopefully, hopefully, hopefully’.
“If we don’t do it, then we’ll be nowhere near the Play-Offs so we’ve got to pull together now.
“We know who the manager is and Chris [Kiwomya] knows what he wants to do and he can start to implement it now.
“Hopefully it will have an impact on our record against the teams above us.
“I think Brentford probably are the best team in the league, they’ve got massive plans, a lot of money and a lot of good players, and they’re going to be a very hard team to beat," he continued.
“[In the remaining games], we have to rely on other teams getting beat and us doing something that we haven’t really done over the last season and a half and that’s beating teams above us, so it will be a good time to break that.”
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