Jack Iredale believes Wanderers are close to clicking back into top gear as he prepares for a return to Cambridge United.
The Whites will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats in league and cup which stalled their momentum on the back of a four-match unbeaten run.
But Ian Evatt’s men remain in the League One play-off places with a third of the season gone and Iredale believes another winning streak isn’t far away.
“It’s a bit weird. We’re still in a positive place and there are still a lot of positives to think about,” said the defender, who heads back to the Abbey Stadium on Saturday after joining Wanderers from the U’s in the summer.
“I think we’ve got the best defence in the league, we’re creating loads of chances, we’re still in the top six as well.
“Obviously, we’re frustrated with the way certain performances have gone and certain results.
“But we know with the games we’ve got coming up we’ve got a good opportunity to get straight back into it.”
Iredale added: “I do honestly think we’ve been knocking on the door.
“We are creating a lot of really good chances and I think as soon as one or two of these chances go in, I do think the floodgates could open.
“We need to not panic and not stray from what we were doing really, really well at the start of the season.
“It’s about being focused and this time on the training pitch has given us a chance to reinforce what we worked so hard on during pre-season and at the start of the season.
“We’ve all had a bit of a re-set. We’ve come in this week with a really positive mindset and I can’t wait for the next games.”
Wanderers have had a blank mid-week to prepare for their trip to Cambridge as they look to make it back-to-back away wins for the first time this season.
Taking on the 18th-placed U’s will mean a reunion for Iredale, who spent a successful two-year spell at the Abbey Stadium.
The Australian was a promotion-winner with Cambridge at the same time the Whites came up from League Two in 2021.
And the versatile left-sided defender – who has quickly established himself as a key man in the Wanderers’ set-up – is relishing a return.
“I had a really good two years there,” Iredale said.
“I still speak to a couple of boys in the team and I have really positive memories of my time at the club as well.
“I’m looking forward to the experience and going back down there, but business is business and we want to win.”