Kevin Nolan is hoping for an upturn in Notts County's performances after admitting last week's win over Stevenage helped the players get the "buzz" back in training this week.
The Magpies have 11 games left of the League Two campaign and they remain well in the promotion hunt.
The 2-0 win over Boro was followed up by third-placed Wycombe Wanderers losing at home to Coventry City in midweek which keeps Nolan’s side just a point behind an automatic promotion slot.
Although this weekend's game at Cheltenham Town was postponed to next Tuesday, the County boss is hoping their display last time out will nonetheless stand them in good stead at Whaddon Road in a few days' time.
“You could feel the lads were getting that buzz back this week on the back of a really good, solid performance,” he told the Nottingham Post.
“You always like to score an early goal and have a nice win, but those wins are more satisfying when you look back and see how solid we were.
“We didn’t give the opposition many chances and we affected them in lots of different ways. Once we got the goal the shackles started coming off and the confidence grew.
“The more games you play, the more clean sheets you keep and the more goals you score means we will see these lads soon starting putting in performances like we’ve seen all year round.”