ANDY HOLDSWORTH believes anyone writing Town off this season will be left with egg on their face.
The talented wing-back or midfielder returned to top form in Wednesday's 2-1 win at Swindon, which moved Town five places up the table and to within striking distance of the play-off placings.
He believes the victory was a timely tonic for Town after six matches without a win, and he's confident Peter Jackson's squad can now build for a brighter future.
"We are never going to give up on the chance of making the play-offs," said Holdsworth.
"It hasn't been the best of times for us, but no-one should write us off, especially with the gaffer and Taff, two great coaches, right behind us.
"It was a vital win for us at Swindon and we've got to aim to carry on that sort of form up to Christmas and for the rest of the season. We were all delighted to get the points and the result has given everyone a massive lift.
"The changing room was buzzing after the game and that's a feeling we want to have a lot more of."
Holdsworth enjoyed every element of Town's display - except one.
He explained: "The Swindon goal was my fault, really. It looked like we were going to get a clean sheet as well as a win, but I slipped and let their lad in.
"It would have been brilliant to have kept the clean sheet and the last five minutes seemed to take for ever, but the main thing was that we won."
Holdsworth was as close as anyone to the Lee Fowler red card incident.
"I didn't think it was a sending-off offence," he said. "Lee won the ball, which came through to me, and I couldn't believe it when the referee came out with a red card.
"Still, I hardly touched the lad for my booking, so that's how it was."