Darren Ferguson has called on his Doncaster Rovers side to deliver a strong Easter to give them a platform to finish the season on a high.
Positive results in the quickfire clashes with Blackpool and AFC Wimbledon this weekend would remove any lingering doubt over Rovers’ status in League One.
And Ferguson says they could then go on to push up the table and secure a decent finish.
“The main aim is for us to finish the season really strong and making sure it’s a good finish,” he told the Free Press. “It’s been a long season, as it always is. We’re at the finishing line now.
“Regardless of where we finish, we can have a good break and really look forward to the following season.
“I think that has to be the aim for everyone really.
“Easter is always important. It’s two games in three days and if you get good results, you win both games, then you’re done and dusted really with seven games to go.
“Then you’re only looking one way.
“That is how I will approach these games.
“Obviously we’ll be taking it one game at a time but that is what I’ll be saying to the players.
“Take it one game at a time and if we manage to get good results and get to 52 points, you’re looking upwards.
“I feel that has been the case anyway but Easter is an important couple of games.
“We’re looking strong at home.
“We know it’s going to be a very tough game at Blackpool. I think they’re another team a bit like ourselves who will probably feel they should be higher up the league.”
Rovers head to Blackpool on Good Friday with AFC Wimbledon coming to town on Monday.