Laurie Wilson insists that Buxton are still in contention for automatic promotion this season.
Despite trailing leaders Skelmersdale by eight points, Buxton have as many as three games in hand on the current table-toppers.
Midfielder Wilson says that the Bucks need to take advantage of that as well as any blips that the leaders and one of his former sides Ilkeston encounter.
“We’re up near the top because of the way we’ve performed all season,” he told the Advertiser.
“We’ve got a third of the season left and with Skelmersdale and Ilkeston both going through small blips recently, who’s to say we can’t sneak in above them?
“There’s still lots of games to play and points to be won.”
The Bucks host Ramsbottom on Saturday at the Silverlands.
• See the full interview with Laurie Wilson in Thursday’s Advertiser