Notts County can handle the pressure that comes with needing to win the next three home matches, says manager Shaun Derry.
Notts face Port Vale on Saturday at Meadow Lane (3pm kick-off) and require a victory to close the three-point gap on the teams outside the bottom four.
The Magpies have made up significant ground in the pursuit of safety, having taken nine points from a possible 12 in the last four games, but need to continue picking up the victories - particularly on home turf - if the club is to play Sky Bet League 1 football next term.
“The pressure’s there and I’m not going to deny that,” Derry told the press.
“Does the pressure become even more so at home? Yes, of course it does.
“People will look at our away record and say that we’ve let ourselves down and at home is where we’ve managed to pick up points.
“It’s there and in black and white, and I can’t shirk from the fact that the boys are going onto the pitch under pressure.
“Thankfully, they’ve shown me that they’ve been able to adapt to that.”
He continues: “It’s not a case of needing to do so, it’s a case now of demanding - we are demanding performances between now and the end of the season.
“We’re going to be judged very much on our home form so it needs to be this Saturday.”
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