SHARPSHOOTER Marks Danks admits the dressing room banter is all about nailing Worcester City a play-off place.

City can move to within nine points of the top five tonight by beating rock-bottom Alfreton Town at the Impact Arena (7.45).

Andy Preece's men travel to Derbyshire as the league's most in-form side, having secured 13 points from their last six games.

It is no coincidence that City's up-turn in results has come about following the introduction of striker Danks.

The lively 21-year-old has been a revelation since signing from Forest Green Rovers last month.

He took his tally to four goals in as many games when blasting the opener in Saturday's 2-0 win over Lancaster City.

Danks is happy with his own contribution and insists all the talk is of clinching a top-five spot.

"Everyone is talking about the fact that we've got a good chance of getting into the play-offs," said Danks.

"It's coming from the top down. The gaffer and Jock (assistant Andy Morrison) feel that we can do it and, since I've been here, I've really seen the confidence grow.

"Our confidence is growing game by game. If we continue the form we are in until the end of the season, there's no reason why we should not be right up there.

"I would love to be in the Conference next season, having just come out of it. It's an aim of mine and I can only do it with this team. We are quite easily good enough.

"It was an excellent result against Lancaster and, had we been offered 10 points from 12 four games ago, nobody would have said no.

"But the fact we were really disappointed to let a 1-0 lead slip against Workington shows how much everybody wants to get into the play-offs. Two points lost is a big thing."

Danks carries a slight left knee problem for tonight's clash but is confident of shaking off the niggle to bolster his strike-rate and partnership with Adam Webster.

He added: "I think I've done alright over the four games and I'm my biggest critic.

"I would take those four goals in four games above my performances. A goal a game is what I get paid to do.

"To be fair, me and Webby seem to be hitting it off. It can get better and better, but I'm quite happy with the way it's working, plus we are scoring goals."

Shabir Khan continues at left wing-back with Les Hines out with a pulled calf, while midfielder Sam Wedgbury is unlikely to figure.