SWINDON Town head coach Luke Williams says his side can’t fall too shy of the high targets he has set for the remaining four games of the season.
Starting with AFC Wimbledon this afternoon at the County Ground, Williams’ side have four games to secure their League One safety.
Having looked dead and buried three weeks ago, only three points now separate themselves and Gillingham and Shrewsbury, who play Bristol Rovers and Walsall respectively at home today, with Bury also on 46 points having lost 1-0 at home to Rochdale last night.
However, Williams knows his side can ill-afford any more slip ups between now and the final day of the season against Charlton Athletic if his side are to complete the incredible escape.
“We’ve put the maximum amount of pressure on ourselves that we possibly could,” he said.
“We’ve responded well in recent weeks, when we seemed completely all at sea.
“We were seven points from safety at one point and now we’re only three.
“We are trying and we’re fighting. I think even that point (against MK Dons) was so valuable because it means that we’re one win, potentially, away from catching people and maybe even climbing out and I think that was huge.
“I think we have to continue to be in every single game and make sure that we give ourselves the very, very best possible chance of getting all the points.
When asked if he had a target in his head of a points tally from the remaining four games, Williams replied: “Yeah, win them all.
“I think it is the only target we should put ahead of ourselves.
“If we fall only slightly short, we would probably have done enough.
“We fall any further short than slightly, then we probably didn’t do enough.”
The first hurdle they face is Neal Ardley’s AFC Wimbledon side who have exceeded many expectations to all but secure their League One status for next season in their first season in the third tier since their reincarnation.
“Neal Ardley knows his team and how to get the best out of them and he has proved that,” added Williams.
“To come up and stabilise and be a good solid side at League One level in your first season.
“They’ll be a very different style (to MK Dons) but there won’t be any loose change for us and we need to make sure we bring our best to the table to get anything off this side.”