Nigel Adkins' side host Blackpool on Good Friday and then face a tricky trip to Swansea on Easter Monday knowing two positive results will give them an excellent chance of avoiding an immediate return to League One.
Hayes told the club's official website: "We're taking it game by game but we have two matches next weekend now that can further shape how this season is going to go for us.
"Blackpool at home is a big match for us on Friday. We have three wins on the bounce now and we've got to go for the win.
"They have been one of our bogey teams in recent times but it's important we break that cycle."