Manager Shaun Derry has told his players “do not get carried away” following Notts County’s 3-1 triumph over fellow strugglers Crewe Alexandra.
The win made it six points in four days for the Magpies, who also overcame Carlisle United at the weekend.
As a result of the back-to-back victories, the gap on the teams outside the bottom four has been reduced from seven points to two ahead of another crucial tie with Colchester United back at Meadow Lane.
Derry said: “I asked for a similar performance to Saturday really in many ways and they delivered better, in my opinion.
“Especially coming away to a team that’s in and around us and they fought for their manager as well, let’s give credit where it’s due because they gave us a hell of a game.
“I thought we really defended well at the right times and took our chances when they were handed to us.
“I can only say what I’ve said after the game on Saturday: ‘Don’t get carried away’.”
He continued: “It’s a completely different outlook on the league and I said on Saturday if we could back it up with a win, it changes the mentality around us.
“I’m not tempting fate but I looked at the lads and they were absolutely focused before the game - focused like I’ve not seen them before.
“We’re going to have to produce seven more of those performances and they’re going to have to be so focused and they’re going to have to sacrifice.
“They need to do what they’ve done in the last four or five games because they’ve actually made sacrifices for the greater good - for the cause of Notts County.
“Between now and Saturday, I want them to make the same sacrifices, prepare in the same manner and produce the same levels of performances they have in the last two games.”
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