Carlisle midfielder James Berrett does not think the club's play-off hopes will be dashed against Stevenage on Saturday.
The Cumbrians, in seventh place, can leapfrog Stevenage into a play-off spot with victory at Broadhall Way, but Berrett said neither side's hopes of a top-six finish rest on one result at this stage of the season.
Berrett, back in contention after a two-game ban, told the club's official website: "There's no doubting that this weekend's game is one of the biggest of the season so far.
"But it is just one game and nothing will be decided by the result. We've shown this season we can do well against teams above us and this is another chance for us to show we deserve to be in the fight for a top-six place.
"Hopefully we can disrupt the run they're on and push ourselves into the play-offs, then try to stay there until the end of the season."