Gateshead manager Neil Aspin feels his side are “getting the results that they deserve” after extending their unbeaten run to seven matches.
After Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Macclesfield ended their six game winning run, The Heed’s successful form in 2017 has seen the Tyneside club climb into the play-off places of the National League.
Aspin was keen to put the recent performances down to his players.
He said: “We have been able to keep a consistent team.
“It has been a similar group of players that have played in all the games which always helps when you can play a regular 11 and everybody knows their job.
“I think all through the season, we have had games where we have been capable of winning and had some good performances.
“Since the turn of the year, we have put a good run together and been much more consistent.
“Being on this good run of form gives the players some belief. They have worked hard all season but I feel they are getting the results that they deserve.
Gateshead face Woking and Guiseley in their next two league matches, with both fixtures being played at their home ground.
Aspin added: “The home games will be key to where we finish in the league.
“We did draw a lot of games before Christmas, but since then we have been better at home and must maintain that till the end of the season.”
Their promotion hopes looked to have been stalled after a 3-1 defeat to Torquay, which left them nine points adrift of the top five.
Aspin said: “The Torquay defeat summed up how we had been during the season with a few good results followed by a defeat which was disappointing.
“You could not really see where the consistency was going to come from.
“The journey back from Torquay was not just the worst because of the distance but because of the result.
“The players have shown a lot of effort since then and deserve a lot of credit as they have worked very hard to get into the position they are now in.”