Chippenham Town manager Adie Mings has told his players they have what it takes to make the play-offs as long as they are willing to fight until the very end.

The Bluebirds stuttered during March, losing four of their eight league games and conceded ground to a number of their promotion rivals.

However a 3-1 win at Yate Town on Tuesday night has moved them to within three points of the play-off spots and back into contention.

“We are going to keep fighting right to the end,” he said. “March hasn't gone as well as we’d have liked but we’ve got to take the positives out of it.

“We’re still in there, we’ve still got a chance and as long as we mathematically have got a chance then we’re going to keep fighting right to the end.”

Chippenham have also been boosted by the arrival of striker Marcus Palmer, who has joined on loan until the end of the season from Forest Green Rovers and scored on his debut in the win over Yate.

Versatile winger Aaron Wilson has also signed on a permanent deal after returning from working as a fitness instructor on a cruise ship.

“They’re good players,” said midfielder Kye Holly.

“I’ve known Aaron for a few years but I didn’t know about Marcus before Tuesday. He seems a decent lad and a good player though.

“He has a good touch and put in a good finish for his goal.”

The Bluebirds have five games left in the season, including three home fixtures, and will need to win all of them to break the 70 point barrier which has been enough in the past two seasons to make the cut.

“I’ve told them to never stop believing,” said Mings. “A lot of the top sides have still got to play each other and so will drop points.

However the side will likely be with out skipper Iain Harvey and defender Ashley Williams for the rest of the season due to injuries.