Kevin Nolan says he is not putting pressure on his players ahead of Barnet's visit to Meadow Lane this weekend.
The Bees travel to Nottingham looking to put more distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
But the Notts boss is confident his players can deliver a performance to get back on track.
"Barnet are a good side who can cause us problems but we think we can handle them and exploit their weaknesses to return to winning ways," he said.
"But there is no pressure on the boys from me. They deserve to be where they are because of their outstanding performances and they have to put pressure on themselves to get back to those high standards they set.
"Expectations have changed and the players are facing different challenges now. Teams are coming here and respecting us, which we must learn to deal with.
"We are not yet the finished article but we are on the right path, which is the most promising thing for me."
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Having rewatched last weekend's 1-1 draw against Forest Green Rovers, the manager took a more positive view than he did immediately after the game.
"Last weekend was a point gained," he said. "Looking back at the game, we dominated for large parts.
"I was probably too harsh on the lads. We have to remember how far we've come in such a short space of time. We're talking about promotion now and it was about avoiding relegation when we first came in nine months ago.
"We have to keep a level head and go back to basics this weekend. If we turn up and play well we will have a massive chance of picking up three points."