The Cumbrians are unbeaten in their last 14 games at home, with successive wins at Brunton Park lifting them to within a point of the top six with two games in hand, but they have not won any of their last five on the road.
"We keep saying that it's about what happens over 46 games because this time last week there was a lot of negativity around," Abbott told the club's official website.
"Eight days later and we have another six points on our total and we're going into the run-in feeling really optimistic.
"The home results speak for themselves at the moment and the aim has to be to build on that by picking up points away from home as well. Bournemouth is our next chance to do that, so we'll get ourselves ready to go again."
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