Karl Henry has followed his captain's example and re-stated Wolverhampton Wanderers's conviction they can still finish in the Championship top six despite a run of just two wins from eight games.
Like Gary Breen the day before, Henry bemoaned the late lapse in Tuesday night's defeat at Preston and lamented the fact that Wolves had missed a chance to put pressure on the sides who currently occupy the play-off places.
But he expressed the conviction at Molineux that they can mount a run so that they don't just make the end of season knockout stages but get there with momentum.
"Time is running out but we have just got to keep going and working hard," Henry admitted. "Against Southampton we were poor, terrible in fact, but we had two good wins in the away games before that and losing at Preston on Tuesday was an opportunity missed.
"That could have been ten points out of a possible 12 which would have been a really good run but it wasn't to be. We're all disappointed but have just got to keep going and keep our heads up and hopefully we will pick up points. We know we can put a run together."
The fact that seven teams are separated by just five points, from Charlton in fifth down to Mick McCarthy's men in 11th, gives Henry hope that all is not lost with ten games to go.
"It's been well documented how the league is so tight this season and how everyone is beating everyone else," he said.
"It doesn't take a lot extra to become a dominant team and go on and win games so we've all got to give it everything we can and try and get ourselves back up there."
But if they are to do that, they will have to be more clinical than they were at Deepdale. Having taken the lead through Andy Keogh's goal they not only conceded a penalty - albeit a contentious one - they allowed Simon Whaley the space to fire a late winner.
"In terms of our performance at Preston I think we did reasonably well and it was totally against the run of play that they got their penalty to equalise which got the crowd up and behind them," he added. "Maybe we had chances ourselves to kill the game and go 2-0 up. Maybe we need to be more ruthless in not conceding goals as well. It's not just quite worked for us over the last two games, but we will keep going."