Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce is keeping his feet on the floor, despite Blues going to the top of the Coca-Cola Championship table for the seventh time this season with just two games to go.
Sunderland's slip-up against Colchester United opened the door and Blues stole through it in the dying minutes at Molineux yesterday. Cameron Jerome's late winner and Michael McIndoe's injury-time penalty miss for Wolverhampton Wanderers set up a 3-2 victory which restored Bruce's men to pole position.
On an afternoon when they had been generally outplayed, Bruce admitted that Blues had more than their fair share of the breaks. But, even though automatic promotion is assured if they win at home to Sheffield Wednesday next weekend, the Blues boss has not ordered the Champagne yet.
"We're in pole position but I'm not going to take anything for granted, not after the eight or nine months we've had," he said.
"We've been lurching from crisis to crisis but we're now top and let's hope we remain top. We haven't done anything yet and, knowing this club and the history of it, we have plenty to guard against."
Bruce admits he is proud of the way his players have held their nerve and in particular the way they have responded to a nightmare Easter with three consecutive victories.
"Fortune has favoured us a little bit today," he said. "You need that but you can't criticise the players' attitude and application.
"A lot of people wrote them off but they've come out and had a really good go.
"That was as an exciting a game of football as I've ever been involved in. It was a game that had the lot, goals, penalties, bad refereeing decisions and, although it's a bit harsh on Wolves, we've come out on top."
Thanks to Stoke City conceding a late equaliser to Hull City on Saturday, Wolves stay sixth and if they win at home to Queens Park Rangers next Saturday and at Leicester City on the final day, then they are in the play-offs. Certainly, Bruce predicts that Mick McCarthy's men will be there.
"It has been a fantastic league," he said. "Who'd have said at the start of the season that Stoke and Colchester would be up there or even Wolves, with all due respect to [manager] Mick [McCarthy], given all the problems he had at the start of the season.
"He has rebuilt a new team who have done fantastically well and I think they're good enough. The young lads up front, Andy Keogh and Michael Kightly and Michael McIndoe, are a handful.
"They've done well in the lower divisions, Mick's taken the gamble on them and they've proved they can play at this level."
That was of little consolation to McCarthy, who admitted that he came very close to going into a referee's room to complain after a game.
The Wolves boss saw referee Graham Laws' failure to give a 75th-minute penalty for Bruno N'Gotty's wild lunge at Michael Kightly, four minutes after Wolves had gone 2-1 up with two McIndoe headers in five minutes, as the turning point of a fabulous game.
Less than 60 seconds later, Blues equalised and when they broke away two minutes from time to clinch victory, it understandably left McCarthy in a state of controlled rage. "It was a penalty of the most stonewall order," he said.
Wolves were given the chance to equalise from the spot in injury time, but a nervous McIndoe muffed a penalty that looked a lot more debatable than the two they had been denied.
Yet McCarthy still had cause for optimism. "It was a magnificent performance," he said. "We shouldn't be sat here talking about defeat, given all the chances we created and the fact that their goalkeeper [Colin Doyle] is man of the match.
"We conceded an amateurish goal for the first and the third was arguably offside.
"But, overall, I'm thrilled with the performance and very proud of the players. That's why I made them stay out at the end and show we're still together.
"We've got two more games, if we win them both we're in the play-offs and still in a fabulous position. That's the silver lining on a dark cloud I feel I've got hanging over me."