JOSH Hancock has given Altrincham's promotion credentials a ringing endorsement by insisting: "We're the best in the league on our day."

Alty's bid to further strengthen their case for a play-off place was put on hold last Saturday when torrential rain forced the postponement of their game with promotion rivals Brackley.

But they will go into their next game, against Kidderminster Harriers at The J.Davidson Stadium a week on Saturday, full of confidence after scoring 12 goals and conceding only one in a four-match unbeaten run that has yielded 10 points.

No one typified the upbeat mood more than Hancock, who summed up the task in hand with eight games left by saying: "I just hope we can keep the run going and get in the play-offs.

"That's the target, and fingers crossed we will do it.

"I would agree completely we are as good as anyone when we hit peak form.

"In fact, I'd say when we are on it, we are the best team in the league.

"Only Stockport have been difficult to beat for us, the way they sit back and play on the counter.

"If we reach the play-offs, there could be three extra games.

"We've got to be ready for that, so it's important we keep it up and stay in shape."

The attacking midfielder took his goals tally to 15 with a brilliant winner at York City, as Phil Parkinson's side climbed a place to sixth in National League North.

"That was the target I set myself at the start of the year, so to have 15 in the league and 16 overall is great," he said.

"Now I want four more to reach 20 league goals – that's the next target.

"I had a year at Telford in the Conference, but was in and out of the side, so this is the first time I have played week-in, week-out at this level, and I'm really enjoying it.

"The team are playing good football, and I'd like to stay as long as I can."