Striker Alfie May has backed Sky Bet League Two leaders Cheltenham Town for promotion this season as the campaign nears a thrilling climax.
Despite a 2-0 defeat to Barrow on Tuesday night, the Robins have won eight of their last 12 league fixtures and are four points clear of fourth place.
Now the 11-goal top scorer feels that the side have put down the groundwork towards a push for League One for the first time since 2009.Embed from Getty Images
Asked if Cheltenham were in the driving seat with 11 games to go, May replied: “Definitely. We’ve played every team in the league, we know what comes and goes and we know their strengths and weaknesses.
“It is important to take it game by game and focus on the three points, and then try to get that spot.”
Promotion from England’s fourth tier would be no mean feat as just nine points separate the league leaders from eighth place and a drop out of the playoffs, with the gap as low as six just a week ago.
May, 27, recognises this and understands how topsy-turvy the run-in could prove to be with nearly half of the league still in promotion contention.
“You could probably say down to the tenth team,” he remarked. “It’s amazing how close it is and that just shows you how good the league’s been this year.
“So many games are coming thick and fast, it’s Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday and everybody is just in the same situation.”
Michael Duff has instilled a focused mentality into his squad, and May is no exception to the rule, continuing: “After the games we look at results, but no one talks about it.
“It doesn’t matter where we are in the table, it’s worrying about us and what we do and picking up results.
“You’ll get tweeted saying that we’re top of the league, but it’s important not to get carried away because you can get sucked in and you slip away – and then people aren’t talking about you.”
Cheltenham host Salford City at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday (3pm), as they look to continue their push for a place in League One.