WITH eleven games to go, Chris Stokes insists Forest Green have to try and find a way to win a football match.

Just two wins in 20 games has all but destroyed their play-off hopes, but Stokes is convinced, with 33 points still to play for, starting with the short trip to west country rivals Swindon Town this weekend, there is plenty left to play for.

Rovers’ clash at home to Leyton Orient fell foul of Storm Jorge on Saturday, giving Mark Cooper’s side time to ready themselves for a trip to face Richie Wellens’ league leaders on Saturday.

And Stokes feels all that is lacking from his side’s game is the ability to put the ball in the back of the net, he told fgr.co.uk: “We are creating chances but we’re not having that killer instinct to put it in the back of the net.

“As soon as we don’t have that, we’re not going to score goals and we’re not going to win games.

“We’ve got to keep working hard, it’s not going to get any easier, it is going to get harder.

“There are 11 more games to go and we’ve got to keep going, keep trying and working hard on the training ground to put the goals in the back of the net.”

With the season hitting the home straight, manager Mark Cooper has told the players to enjoy the final furlong and Stokes revealed the squad are pulling in the right direction.

“We’ve got a tight unit in there, we’re right behind each other from the manager, to the staff, to the player, we’re a unit and we’re working hard as unit.

“It’s a really good group, I’ve really enjoyed my time coming into it and it is a talented group and at the moment, it is one of those things where we’re not winning football matches and we have to try and find a way to win matches.”

In the last two matches, Stokes, brought to the club in January following the injury to club captain Joseph Mills, has been deployed at the centre of a back three.

It is a new role for the player who has spent most of his career plying at left-back, but he has taken to it like a duck to water and says he is relishing the new challenge to help the team in the best way he can.

“It’s a new thing, I’m used to playing on the left-hand side, but I’m enjoying it in the middle,” he explained.

“The gaffer has put me in the middle and I’m trying to learn on the job but I’m enjoying it in there.

“I’m learning all the time and hopefully I can keep playing well there and keep striving forward.”