Last week’s win over Crawley puts the chance to secure a play-off place tantalisingly within our grasp. Taking 73 points as a benchmark, we are just one win and two draws from our final four games from securing that, winning this upcoming match reduces that task to taking two points from three remaining games. It’s all looking very doable at the moment – presuming we’ll only need to reach 73 points.
Winning tonight’s game is crucial in crystallising our play-off spot at this late stage in the season. It puts the pressure on Mansfield and Lincoln to win their games on Saturday and potentially leaves us in a situation where a win over Lincoln on Tuesday could all but secure a play-off place – were Mansfield to lose their game. However, a defeat in this game could also put us back in a situation where we’re chasing a top seven place with games running out.