Alan Devonshire is prepared for Maidenhead United’s survival battle to go down to the wire, but is hopeful it won’t come to that, the Maidenhead Advertiser report.

The Magpies sit just a point and a place above the relegation places after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Wrexham, but Devonshire pointed out this week they still have plenty of time to salvage their National League status.

Devonshire also believes his side are capable of going on a good run, and giving themselves some much needed breathing space over the sides battling the drop, much like they did in the final months of last season.

On Saturday Peter Taylor’s Dagenham & Redbridge are the visitors to York Road, a team who’ve flirted with relegation themselves this season before pulling away to relative safety.

“If I remember rightly we played Woking with about eight games to go last season,” said Devonshire.

“We were losing 1-0 and if we’d lost that game we’d have been dragged into the bottom four, or just above it. We ended up winning the game 2-1 and went on to win five of our last six league games to finish 12th.

“Hopefully we can do something similar this season and give ourselves some breathing space, but if not, well, we’ve been in the mix for a while now so we’re used to it.”

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