Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce takes his away day specialists to Southampton tonight looking to continue their best run of form away since the days of Barry Fry and go top of the Championship.
Not since Fry's double-winning promotion team had five successive away league wins in the autumn of 1994 have Blues travelled with such confidence.
Starting with five successive wins that has transformed this season (four were away following that celebrated Stephen Clemence late deflected winner at Derby), Bruce's men have won five in a row away in all competitions.
Bruce's team can match the feat of Fry’s team if they win tonight. Although fans will be wondering whether their team can retain an extraordinary run of luck, Bruce points to the freedom that being away from St Andrew's brings.
"We're better away from home as teams come and have a go at us and leave you with a bit of space to go and play in," he said. "And, with the pace and skill we've got in Nicklas Bendtner, Gary McSheffrey, DJ Campbell and Cameron Jerome, we can exploit that.
"Even in the two away games we've lost in the last three months, we've caused teams problems. We scored two at Leeds and at Luton."
Bruce says that having to play so many games away when the heat was at its most unbearable proved a blessing in disguise. "There were heads on the block," he said. "To have four games out of five away from home at that time in a daft way was decent for us and it maybe proved an advantage.
"We also had the home game with West Brom in the middle of that and I remember we'd sold 800 or 900 tickets for the following Tuesday's trip to Coventry on the Friday before we played West Brom. We won a game which could have gone either way but the fans saw a performance that was a bit more like it. And, by the time we went to Coventry, we had 5,800 there and hundreds stuck on the motorway. That shows how quickly it changes."
Blues went from 11 points behind Dave Jones' Cardiff City five weeks ago to be level with the leaders and second-placed Preston North End on Saturday.
But the very mention of Jones' name and a reminder of how quickly 11-point advantages can evaporate (as happened to Jones' Wolves the year Blues went up in 2002) is a warning not to get carried away.
"We've done nothing yet," Bruce said. "Let's see where we are when it comes to January. Christmas normally sorts a few out.
"Let's face it, there's not the huge divide in this division that there was in the Premiership and it's almost always been that way.
"Apart from Reading last season, I can think of only Manchester City the season we went up as a team who were that much better than the rest. Certainly, anybody can beat anybody at this level."
Bruce's only problem tonight against George Burley's Saints is whether to change things after Saturday's win at Burnley when McSheffrey and Bendtner were up front only for Campbell to come on and score the winner with his first touch.
That meant no place for the fit-again Matt Upson while Jerome, missing with a flu bug, is also fit to resume tonight.
Bruce said: "We've got to handle Gzregorz Rasiak and we always thought well of and Rudi Skacel, who we looked at when he was up at Hearts but, if it's working, why change it?
"It's a difficult decision, just as is what to do up front. Cameron gives us that pace and power away from home where there's an outlet for you.
"And it's always better when you've got a few options, but Bendtner and McSheffrey were brilliant together at Burnley. That has given us another weapon in our armoury."