NIGEL Clough says the Brewers need to put together an unbeaten run and find more consistency if they are to make the play offs.
The Brewers play a Fleetwood team who are out of the play-off places on goal difference on Saturday at the Pirelli Stadium (kick off 3pm). A victory for Albion would pull them level with Joey Barton’s side.
Fleetwood won five games in a row in all competitions from November 10 to December 1. They then lost 3-2 to Blackpool and have only won one game since then in seven matches - a 3-2 Boxing Day victory over Rochdale.
Clough said: “They will have been hoping that they would have taken it on having had that run. But it has happened to a few teams who get up there, look like they will take it on and don’t - and we are just the same. All of a sudden, you lose two or three or don’t win games you think you are going to and then you are back in the chasing pack.
“But with the backing Fleetwood have got they are more than capable of reaching that top six. With Paddy Madden, Paul Coutts and Ched Evans they have that quality in the right areas to achieve that.
“Not many teams have gone on a really good run which is why you see it so bunched up.
“We should have had an unbeaten run over Christmas. We got three victories, but it should have been ten points not nine and that’s what we have to look at over the next six weeks – trying to put an unbeaten run together.
“It’s not easy as on any given day you slip slightly and the opposition get a break and you lose - it’s very difficult over a number of games to have that consistency at our level.”