MIKE EDWARDS says Notts County need to steady their season if they are to avoid a League I relegation scrap.
The long-serving skipper leads Paul Ince’s side into action against Brighton at the Withdean tonight and Town at the Galpharm on Sunday.
And he knows Saturday’s 1-0 home loss against Bristol Rovers means the 17th-placd Magpies are under pressure to pick up points.
With his side just three points above the drop zone, Edwards admitted: “It was a six-pointer and we lost it. It’s not the end of the world but it’s disappointing.
“We have got to quickly pick ourselves up because we’ve not got many games left and we’ve got nowhere near enough points to stay up.
“Bristol are in the bottom-four and when you play a team below you, you want to beat them. We knew it was a good chance to lift ourselves away from the bottom reaches.
“We are not home and dry so we need to get some more points on the board as soon as possible because we’ve been spluttering in the last few weeks.
“We have got two tough games coming up. We have got to regroup, stick together and keep working hard to try and get some wins as soon as possible.
“The problem we have at the moment is our inconsistency. We’re up one minute then we’re down. We have to try and be more consistent.”