Oxford United defender Michael Duberry believes the U's are still capable of winning promotion from League Two.
Duberry, 36, who is out injured, thinks the squad are strong enough to overcome their recent spell of poor form and finish in the top three.
"There's no reason we can't set our ambitions on automatic promotion," he told BBC Radio Oxford.
"A run of games and we're back up there. We just need to get our form back together."
He continued: "We've still got to play everyone again. We'll take every game as it comes and then who knows?"
The U's were level on points with third-placed Morecambe after they beat Port Vale 2-1 on 29 October.
However, in Duberry's absence the team have failed to record a victory in six games in all competitions - losing five and drawing one and have dropped to 10th in the League Two table.
The former Chelsea and Leeds defender has thanked the club's supporters for sticking with the team during their difficult run.
"I've been to nearly every game since I've been injured and the fans have been brilliant.
"There's been no moaning and groaning. Everyone is being positive so I think we're in a good situation at the moment," he concluded.