Torquay United defender Chris Robertson says the club is aiming for automatic promotion after their eleventh win in 14 League Two matches.
The Gulls beat Dagenham and Redbridge 1-0 on Tuesday to record their fourth successive win and are one of the division's most in-form teams.
"We don't want to be in the play-offs, top three's the aim," Robertson said.
"We're on a decent run, hopefully it'll continue but we've just got to take it one game at a time."
The 25-year-old former Sheffield United trainee has played in 24 of Torquay's 26 League Two games at centre-back this season and has struck up successful partnerships with both Mark Ellis and Brian Saah.
After a tough start to the season the Plainmoor club have lost just one game in the league since a 4-1 defeat at Southend in October and have climbed up to sixth in the table.
"If we keep doing our jobs right, keep scoring goals, keep defending the way we are at the minute I'm sure we'll keep climbing up the table.
"But there's 20 games yet, there's a long way to go, we've just got to keep doing the right things and focus game to game," he added on BBC Radio Devon.