GEORGE Taft believes Wanderers are revving up for a run up the League Two table.

After a frustrating start to the campaign, Ian Evatt’s men gave a glimpse at their potential with victory against Salford City, followed on by a win against Newcastle United’s kids in the Papa John’s Trophy.

They aim for a third straight win at Stevenage this Saturday, the first of a run of three games in succession against sides currently placed in the bottom three.

It promises to be an acid test for the improving Whites, and, says Taft, a chance to drive well into the top half.

“We’ve got to take this as a big opportunity to get some points on the board,” he said.

“It could be a really big push. I think we’re six points off the play-offs, so this is a massive run of games for us.

“If we can get up and around the play-offs and confidence is running high then knowing these lads, it can only get better.

“It’s crazy how things can change – but we’re capable of it.”

Whether Taft plays a part of Saturday is up for debate but after wearing the captain’s armband on Tuesday night, the former Cambridge defender believes he and a few others involved on the night did their future chances no harm.

“It’s just a matter of being patient,” he said. “It’s the gaffer’s job to pick the starting 11 to get a win and if I am not selected then I have to make sure I am ready to go for when I am, work my hardest and put in a performance when I get that chance.

“Obviously I want to play and be involved as much as I can but, one way or another, that hasn’t happened.”

Taft started the campaign as a first-choice centre-back but was dropped from the league line-up after a 2-0 home defeat to Newport County at the end of September.

That coincided with the rise of Ryan Delaney on the left side of Wanderers’ back three – and with roles reversed, Taft now hopes he can put pressure on the Irishman for a place in the side.

“Ryan is playing really well – he’s a great player, great lad, so hopefully I can push him and make him work harder and play better as well,” he said.

“I think we are a tight-knit group for how long we have known each other, everyone is getting on well.

“As the result start coming, the confidence is growing. You can feel it. And I think it will show on the pitch in the end how well we get on.

“This is the start of a good week now. Hopefully it will be a good weekend as well and we can build from there.”

While some of Evatt’s squad have taken time to adjust to the formation and playing style, Taft felt he had an advantage on some of his team-mates after arriving in the summer, having played in a similar fashion at Cambridge United last season.

“I played in a three a lot last year, they were some of my better performances, so for me I think it’s nothing new,” he said. “I think it’s why the gaffer brought me in, because he knew I could play in a three.

“I am enjoying it. As a defender you want to play football and defend – but this way you can also get on the ball and push forward, stand out and play well.”