After a poor January when they lost three matches, the Bloods’ form has picked up over the last month and they have taken ten points from their last five games.
Lattie said: “Things have been better recently and there’s that little bit of a chance that we could still make the play-offs. We’ve found that bit of stability.
“Other sides don’t have as many games in hand on us as they did a few weeks ago and if we can put a run together who knows what could happen. The pressure’s on and it’s all a case of who can handle it best. I’m sure Warrington and Mossley are thinking the same.
“But of course the pressure’s on our players as well and they’ll have to show they can handle it. We’ve still got to play Northwich and Bamber Bridge at home so it’s getting to squeaky bum time. We’ve got to make sure we stay in the mix.”
Lattie believes Salford and Darlington will fight it out for the top two places in the table with as many as ten clubs battling it out for the three remaining play-off slots.
He added: “We’re just trying to keep the pressure on and see where it takes us and to do that we have to get the players to see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty. There are eight games left and that’s a lot of points to play for.”
Lattie also denied there had been any discord in the Butchers Arms dressing room. “We’ve had lots of changes but that’s because some lads have left thinking the grass is greener on the opposite side.
“Adam Morning had one great game for us and then went to Salford and I think he’s hardly played.
“We’ve got some decent lads coming through and they’re responding to the way we like them to play.”