“WE’RE giving everything to get as high up the table and where that ends, who knows?

“As long as our performances are as high as they are now, then the results will take care of themselves.”

Sounds familiar?

It seems that Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars are not the only bosses reading from the “don’t mention the play-offs” script.

Stevenage manager Alex Revell is keeping a similar lid on bubbling expectations.

His side are still rank outsiders to gate-crash the top seven as they sit two points behind the Bantams from two more games.

But an unbeaten run of 11 games, extended with Friday’s win at Oldham, has powered the Hertfordshire side to their highest league placing since September.

Revell said: “Hopefully everyone is watching and seeing us grow and we’re putting smiles on people’s faces. It is such a good group to work with.

“They have standards and know where they are and if somebody drops below that, then they bring them back into line. When you create that you have to be really proud.”

Stevenage were “relegated” when League Two was stopped a year ago because of the pandemic.

They were only reprieved from dropping to the National League during the summer after Macclesfield’s financial failings.

Revell heavily rebuilt the squad and Stevenage are currently one of the hottest teams in the division.

Captain Scott Cuthbert’s header on Good Friday made it three wins on the bounce – and they even had the luxury of missing a penalty.

Revell added: “A win’s a win and they are hard to come by, no matter what kind of run you’re on.

“What we have to improve is putting these chances away. That’s the aim because once we do, we’ll be winning by big margins.”

Stevenage were last beaten on February 13 by Bolton and have taken 23 points from 33 since.