MICHAEL FLYNN is backing Town to build up momentum as they approach a crucial spell of five matches in 15 days.
Stan Ternent’s 15th-placed side head into Saturday’s home League I showdown with Bristol Rovers buoyed by their 3-1 success down at Swindon.
After the tussle with Paul Trollope’s team, over whom they did the double last season, there are trips to Hartlepool on Tuesday and then Peterborough on Saturday week.
Then it’s back to the Galpharm for games against Yeovil (Tuesday, October 28) and Crewe (Saturday, November 1).
“The season is getting into full swing now and this is a crucial spell for us,” said midfielder Flynn, who fired a spectacular fourth Town goal at Swindon.
“It’s a great chance for us to get some points on the board and really push on, and the lads are well up for the challenge.”
Town are still looking to chalk up successive victories for the first time this season, but former Blackpool player Flynn said: “We’re starting to gel – both on and off the pitch.
“There’s a great atmosphere at training. We get the work done, but the coaching staff encourage us to have a bit of fun as well.
“And I think recent performances suggest things are coming together in matches, because we’ve played well in four successive games now. We got the win at home to Northampton, and in my view we should have beaten both Oldham and Leicester.
“The Swindon game showed what we’re capable of, and if we show the same determination and attitude against Bristol Rovers, we’ll be fine.”
Bristol head North chasing a third successive win after defeats of Colchester (1-0 away) and Leyton Orient (2-1 at home).
Trollope’s squad includes two one-time Town targets in Darryl Duffy, the former Hull frontman, and Jo Kuffour, the ex-Brentford and Bournemouth striker.