Ian Evatt is targeting a winning spree to take Wanderers’ fight to the end.
Wanderers’ play-off push has stalled on the back of one win in their last four games.
But Evatt won’t allow any slacking off as his side aims to launch another run at Crewe to keep their campaign alive.
“This season isn’t over yet. We’ve got a lot to play for. This team is capable of winning games back-to-back and that starts on Saturday,” said the Wanderers’ boss.
“We look like we’re out of it at the moment but this team is capable of winning eight straight games.
“There is no doubt about that and that has to be our target. Whether that’s achievable or not I don’t know, but we are going to be our best to try and do that.
“And if we can, it maybe gives us an opportunity. It’s going to take a huge, huge effort but this team and this squad is capable of doing it.”
A remarkable run of nine wins and a draw in 12 League One games from mid-January had elevated Wanderers to play-off candidates.
Evatt’s men now find themselves 11 points away from the top six with eight games to go.
And the manager knows they will have to be on top of their game to overcome a Crewe side scrapping against relegation and get back among the points following the frustration of back-to-back home results against Morecambe and Plymouth – who ended Wanderers’ seven-match unbeaten home run last weekend.
“I’ve been scratching my head and I suppose everyone has at the last two games and how we only got one point,” added Evatt, who will be without Marlon Fossey after his season was ended by a knee injury but welcomes back fit-again midfielder Kyle Demspey.
“We created lots of opportunities and dominated both games but just didn’t take our chances.
“I’m happy, in general, with our performances but our margin for error was taken away and we’ve suffered accordingly but we’re looking forward to Saturday and hopefully getting back to winning ways.
“I think we’re going to see a Crewe ide fighting for their lives and a team that’s going to give it absolutely everything to try and stay in this division.
“We have to match that effort and desire and then hopefully our quality will take over. But I think it’s going to be a challenging game.”