Manager Frankie Bunn believes the team is full of confidence ahead of this weekend’s game with Exeter City.
Bunn says that performances over the past couple of months have shown that the squads self-belief levels are growing which is why the team are currently on a great run of form.
“The performances have been really good, and they have been for the last six or seven weeks.” He said.
“Even during that time we've drawn a couple of games that we should have won, but confidence is growing.
“Belief more than anything is helping, they're starting to believe in themselves.
“We always believed in them and I think we can still get better, so we'll keep on pushing them until we get there.”
The visitors for this Saturday’s game currently occupy the last playoff position, but they only sit two points above Latics.
Bunn isn’t considering the context of the table as he’s just focusing on getting the three points.
“They're all big games and we've said before we take each game as it comes.” He commented.
“We don't look too far ahead of ourselves and the next game is always an important one.
“It's nice to be on the back of a good run and a great result against Bury, but we have to move on, so we're just focusing on Exeter at the minute.”
He also expects a tough test from a team that have been in and around the promotion places for most of the season.
“They've got a good squad and a frontman that scores a lot of goals and they'll be dangerous.
“They've perhaps picked up some confidence from the last victory albeit it was one after six or seven games.
“These games are always tough, close and competitive, so we have to be at our best.”
It’s been a busy week at Boundary Park with close to 3,500 tickets being sold for the upcoming Emirates FA Cup tie with Fulham on January 6.
Bunn was once again full of praise for the fans who have been in fine voice over the past few months and he says the team appreciate the support.
“They've been great, and we can't compliment them enough, they've been fully behind us.
“Even when we had a bit of a wobble against Bury, they stuck with us and players need that which helps, so I hope they can keep on getting behind the boys.”