WANDERERS skipper Dave McCracken has warned Blues' promotion rivals: “Don’t write us off yet.”

The Blues have dropped from first to third after a dip in form but McCracken insists the mailaise isn’t terminal and is backing the team to muscle their way back into the title reckoning starting with tonight’s home clash against Chester City.

He said: “It hurts us to be third in the table after being nine points clear at Christmas.

“People outside of the club might have thought that it was all over when we went so far clear but we never did.

“We always knew we couldn’t keep going through the season snatching late goals and getting the wins.”

He insists Blues’ confidence has not taken a battering after turning a nine-point lead into a four-point deficit and says the Blues are heading back towards the right lines after stretching their unbeaten run to three games with Saturday’s goalless draw away at an in-form Morecambe side.

But he knows draws needing turning into wins now.

The Scot, who was Wanderers’ Man of the Match on Saturday, said: “We are still defending well and keeping clean sheets, it’s just disappointing that we are not getting the goals.”

And he says it is up to the whole team to put that right to ensure the Blues put in a big finish to the season.

He said: “There’s no lack of confidence in our dressing room.

“Everyone is working together. We’ve had a sticky patch but we know we are good enough to go up. There’s not many teams that have really worried us this season and we believe we can beat anyone.”