Notts County need to record back-to-back league wins over Crawley Town and Preston North End to get back into top six contention, says first team manager Chris Kiwomya.
The Magpies dropped two points in midweek with a 1-1 draw against Leyton Orient, meaning that the team heads into the weekend's trip to Crawley seven points adrift of the Play-Off places.
With only 10 matches remaining, it is now crunch time for Notts, though Kiwomya's side will need to show some consistency, as they play catch-up on the leading pack.
County have not won consecutive league matches since September, when victories over Bury and Shrewsbury were recorded, and Kiwomya has challenged the squad to put an end to that run by taking maximum points from the next two fixtures.
“We’ve got to go there and get a result, I know we’re unbeaten but at some stage we’re going to have to get that win," he told the press in his pre-match press conference.
“We need those back-to-back wins that will put us back in the race.
“It’s alright drawing one and winning one but we need to make up ground.
“Other teams can then afford to do the same as us but we need to capitalise."
He continued: "We've got the games coming thick and fast and I'm just concentrating on trying to close that gap.
"We've got it down to seven points now so bit-by-bit, but we've got some important games coming up."
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