NOW is the time we need everyone pulling together for the final push towards the Championship.
It’s been frustrating in recent weeks that we haven’t come up with the results we all wanted.
But our season is far from dead and the big prize is still there to be grabbed – a place in the higher division.
The manager, coaching staff and players will obviously be keen to finally secure our play-off place and finish the season with as much momentum as possible.
What everyone has to realise, however, is that the play-offs are a separate competition and that every team in there has the capability to go up.
I have said all along that we’ve got the squad capable of chasing and winning promotion – and that faith has never wavered from my point of view.
Last season, we finished eight points clear of Peterborough and 16 ahead of Bournemouth and yet we still lost out to the former when it came to the play-off final at Old Trafford.
That shows the play-offs are all about seizing the opportunity and not getting too tied up in worrying about how you have finished the season or what position you are in.
I think it probably helps to be at home in the second leg of the play-off semi-finals – it certainly did for us last season when Bournemouth had to come up here to the Galpharm.
That match also highlighted what I think is the most important element of all.
Our fans were right behind us.
I know some of our supporters are feeling aggrieved that we haven’t gone up automatically, but we need every single one of them right behind the lads when it comes to the ‘cup’ competition which is the play-offs.
When we went behind to Bournemouth in that second leg last season, our fans really responded positively and the lads were eventually able to make it through.
I know from personal experience what a difference our supporters can make when they are all as one and right behind the team.
It happens pretty much every other week away from home and makes a massive difference, but here at the Galpharm it’s a really special feeling when the stadium is rocking and you are wearing blue and white stripes.
Let’s all remember that.