Jordon Mutch has insisted there is no complacency in the Blues ranks.
Currently on a 15-game unbeaten run and pushing for the automatic promotion spots in the Championship, Blues face struggling Nottingham Forest at St Andrew’s on Saturday.
But Mutch stressed Blues would not take anything for granted – either in that game or the remaining fixtures.
“We’re not too bothered about the run, I’m not looking at the table, neither is the team,” said the midfielder.
“It’s about doing a job when the next game comes.
“Obviously it stands us in good stead, we’re in a confident mood and we’re playing good football and scoring goals.
“But it’s gone, the past. We may be 15 unbeaten but we are not looking back, we are looking on what we have got to do in the future.
“The next game is the priority and we have to make sure we do the job there.
“We will look at what Forest have got to offer and we will go into that game in confident mood, and go into it to win – like we have done in all our games all season.
“Hopefully we can put a good performance on at St Andrew’s and get three points.”
For someone just turned 20, Mutch’s maturity and focus is impressive.
But that’s the way it is among Chris Hughton’s squad, whether experienced campaigners like Steven Caldwell and Marlon King, or emerging youngsters like Mutch and Nathan Redmond.
Hughton has also warned that Blues cannot take their foot off the pedal in the wake of the uplifting FA Cup performance at Chelsea and subsequent victory at Barnsley.
Blues are the only team in the whole of England not to have been defeated in any competition in 2012.
And on 11 without loss in the Championship, the mood is buoyant.
“You can’t dwell on things,” said Mutch. “There’s another 15 games to go, we’ve got to look to win as many as possible and if we just keep the same outlook and take it game by game, we will be all right.”
Plenty has been said and written about Blues’ demanding schedule.
The Europa League campaign and FA Cup exploits have added to the bread and butter demands of the Championship. Blues face a 60-game season, minimum.
But it’s not an issue for Mutch: “We’re professional footballers aren’t we, we love playing football, so it’s good.”
Mutch predicted Blues would have to graft again on Saturday, as they did at Oakwell.
“It was a good team performance, a hard-working performance. Everyone dug in,” he said.
“Barnsley are a good team, they move the ball well. We had a game plan, we needed to hold our shape and pick them off when we could. We knew what we were doing. We stuck to it and it worked for us.
“We pressed quite high in both halves and caught them on the counter sometimes. It was a good three points.”