Paul Tisdale has admitted his Exeter City side are currently 'not close enough' to the League Two play-offs.
City are four points from rivals Plymouth Argyle, who occupy seventh spot, with just two games remaining.
"We're close - not close enough, but we're close," Tisdale told BBC Devon.
"The proof's in the pudding - it's getting points at the vital time and we've not quite done that, but it's not over and the team's getting better and better so we'll keep going."
Exeter must get maximum points from their last two matches and hope other results go their way if they are to snatch the final play-off spot.
They go to relegation-threatened Hartlepool next before playing Dagenham & Redbridge at St James Park on the final day.
"We're in the hunt because it's possible," Tisdale added.
"It's a lot less likely than it was a week ago but it's still possible so what do we do - give up now?
"No, of course we don't, we carry on."