Defender Adam Dugdale has said he will wait before talking up Crewe's chances of reaching the League Two play-offs.
Steve Davis' side have won their last two league matches against Plymouth and to move within five points of seventh-placed Gillingham.
"To be honest, it's not talked about," Dugdale told BBC Radio Stoke. "We know how inconsistent we've been.
"We've got to make sure we're winning games or picking up points and then see where we are in another 10 games."
The Alex were in the automatic promotion places at around the same stage last season, but fell away alarmingly in the second half of the campaign and ended up finishing 10th in League Two.
However, confidence is high after an excellent start to Davis' reign at Gresty Road.
Crewe have taken 17 points from nine league games since the former Nantwich boss replaced Dario Gradi, who stepped down from his position in November.
Dugdale's side host struggling Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday hoping for revenge after losing 2-1 to a stoppage-time goal in the reverse fixture in October.
"It's a game we should win," said Dugdale, 24. "We owe them one because we should have got something out of the game down there."
BBC Radio Stoke will have live commentary of Crewe v Dagenham and Redbridge on DAB digital radio from 1500 GMT on Saturday, 21 January.