Gavin Hogg is certain Bury St Edmunds are good enough to be crowned National League Three London and South East champions.
The Haberden-based outfit climbed to second place in the league following a comprehensive 47-17 victory away at title rivals London Irish Wild Geese to extend their winning run to three games.
And ahead of a visit from struggling CS Rugby 1863 tomorrow (3pm), the director of rugby has backed his upwardly-mobile squad to continue their pursuit of league leaders Westcombe Park, currently nine points ahead, as he firmly sets his sights on glory.
“It is definitely fair to say we are good enough to win this league,” he said. “No-one at the club fears promotion and we have the structure to cope at the next level.
“We are good enough to be at the top of the table and we have that chance to push on — our consistent hard work is paying off.
“It is very important that teams come here and have that fear factor, we tell the players to go out and justify why they are where they are.
“That belief is there now and the players know that they are capable of beating anyone.
“I think beating London Irish Wild Geese in the manner that we did certainly sends a messages to rest of the league and if we could win the next few games it could see us pull away and really assert ourselves at the top.”
Bury’s upturn in fortune followed a mixed start to the season in which they lost two of their opening three games and Hogg was quick to heap praise on his squad.
“Credit must go to the players, you can see how much they have matured,” he added. “The start of the season was a little bit of a learning curve but they have now found top form and have that chance to really push on and assert ourselves.”