MICHAEL Doughty says there is no chance of the Swindon Town squad giving up on their League Two play-off dream until they are mathematically out of the race.

Town head to Cambridge United today on the back of a six-match unbeaten run.

However, their top-seven credentials have not overly strengthened despite that good run as four of those games – including each of the last three – have been draws.

A haul of three points from the previous three games leaves Town five points adrift of the play-off places with four games to go.

All of those are against teams in the bottom half of the table as following today’s match at Cambridge, Swindon still have to face Crewe Alexandra, Cheltenham Town and Notts County.

Although they will be hard pushed to overhaul the deficit, Doughty says Richie Wellens’ side must believe anything is possible.

“Until it is mathematically impossible, we will still keep believing,” said Doughty.

“It just takes one result and all of a sudden, people start getting a bit nervous, so I wouldn’t say it is completely gone.

“The thing I would stress is that the performances are so much better than where they were. I feel like the club is building something here and we are getting some really good momentum.”

Doughty enhanced his position at the top of the Town scoring charts this season by notching his 13th goal this term in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Oldham Athletic.

The 26-year-old returned to the Town starting line-up at Boundary Park for the first time since mid-February following a lay-off due to a hamstring issue.

Injuries have been a recurring theme for Doughty this season as he has been restricted to only 29 appearances in all competitions.

“My performances this season have been strong,” said Doughty.

“I don’t think you can question my influence on the team when I am fit –my frustration is that I haven’t been able to keep fit as much as I could.

“It was an innocuous injury in a training session. I used to think I couldn’t run fast enough to get a hamstring injury so I have put that myth to bed.

“Naturally, I am frustrated, but the boys have been doing well and I am pleased to be looking forward now and not behind.”