Those three points against Stevenage on Friday night have gone a long way towards securing our first ever trip to the play-offs. Four more points will make it mathematically certain, one more win seems like it will be enough, and we could even get away with failing to pick up another point, were Mansfield to fail to win either of their remaining games. It is most definitely in our hands.
While this upcoming game against Lincoln isn’t the must-win game against a play-off rival that it looked like being a few weeks ago, we’re not a stage of the season yet for either team where we might consider playing out a tactical draw. A point in this game for either side, coupled with a loss on Saturday, is likely to lead to a nervy final day. I don’t think either manager will want to risk that – although I’m not sure there will be too big an effort from either side to win the game if it’s level in the final 10 minutes.