West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray is determined that the internal "problems" threatening to derail his side's push for promotion will not scupper their ultimate return to the Premiership.
Mowbray will have his Baggies side fired up for the final promotion push on Monday night when he faces another live trial by TV against in-form Burnley, hoping his team prove a little more disciplined than in last Friday night's unsettling home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
He also knows that, by the time Albion take the field at Turf Moor, his team might even have dropped out of the top six if Stoke City beat Hull City at home on Saturday and Wolverhampton Wanderers manage a point against Birmingham City the following day.
But, if it seems like this is all getting too much of a pressurised burden to handle, Mowbray admits he has faced trickier times this season trying to win promotion with an Albion side viewed as someone else's team. And, as an expectant father still in the process of moving house, Mowbray has quite enough pressure to deal with in his personal life right now.
"We're trying to move house, we've got boxes everywhere, I've got a two-and-a-half-year-old running riot and my wife's not much more than a week away from giving birth. Trying to pick a team and deal with the problems we've got is easy by comparison."
An emotionally-charged Mowbray remains convinced that this side are capable of holding their nerve to win promotion, despite all the evidence to the contrary in the full glare of Sky's all-seeing eye last Friday night.
Certainly, if his players match his passion, then all bets are off.
But, if Albion fail, he will be able to turn his full attention this summer to the major adjustments to his dressing room he has so far been denied by time, availability and money. And he insists that, whether now, next season or even beyond, he is capable of building a promotion-winning Baggies side.
"Let's hope we get in the Premier League," said Mowbray. "But there's still things that need sorting out that won't mask the problems that this club's got.
"I've got a big job to do and I'll do it. I want to get this club so that the players all care, so they all love it, so they all respect the authority at the club and do what is expected, so that we have everybody's nose facing the same direction.
"You hope you're given the time and the resources to do the job properly. But I know I'm on the right track and I hope I get the time to get the club going in the right direction, whether it's this year, next year or the year after.
"You just hope the rewards of your hard work and your philosophies are allowed to flourish regardless of what division we're in.
"Sometimes some hard decisions have to be made and people won't understand why you've just sold your best player, or what people's perception is of your best player.
"But if they've got to go for the benefit of the team then they've got to go.
"I don't know what went on last summer, who wanted to leave and who was told they were staying.
"I don't know whether there was frustration among them but it's something I've got to deal with.
"Every club has got the same problems, Arsene Wenger, Alex Ferguson. You've just got to deal with the issues.
"If every club was just about picking 24 robots it would be lovely, but it doesn't quite work like that. They've all got personalities, they all react differently and it's all about how you manage them and they react to your decisions.
"If someone rebels and he's all 'Me, me, me', I don't care if it's Ronaldo, he can go.
"Spirit and togetherness are much more crucial to any good football team than individual talent.
"I want to be sat here in a year's time with people saying what a good team we've got but I don't just want to change things for the sake of it. I've got to make sure I bring the right footballers in."
"If we don't make the play-offs we've got to live with that."