Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Glenn Hoddle is adamant that his team are good enough to halt the Sheffield United bandwagon at Molineux tonight.
Hoddle's men missed their chance to blunt Neil Warnock's Blades when they were not nearly sharp enough in going down 1-0 at Bramall Lane a month ago.
But the Wolves boss is convinced that his team have made a timely return to something more like the standard of which they are capable of.
And, although they remain 17 points adrift of the tabletopping Blades, the successive wins over Norwich City and Derby County that have shot Wolves back up to fifth in the Championship table have acted as a huge confidence boost.
Victory for Wolves tonight could even be enough to knock Warnock's men off the top, if Reading get a point at Ipswich. And, knowing how they let themselves down at Bramall Lane, further spurred on by the efforts of former Wolves boss Colin Lee's Millwall in holding United to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, Hoddle is in bullish mood.
"Somebody's really got to start pegging them back," said Hoddle. "Millwall nearly did it to them at Bramall Lane and it can start with us.
"People have said this might be a good time to play them after their stumble at the weekend. And it is, but not so much because of them, more because of the way we're playing at the moment."
With Hoddle's former club Southampton due at Molineux on Saturday, at stake is a potential six home points that would have a massive effect on Wolves' whole season.
"We've got two home games coming up now against two big clubs who I always thought would be up there," said Hoddle. "And, while it's not make or break, if we beat these two, it can set us off on a really good run.
"We've got it in our own hands now.
"If we beat Sheffield United, that will be five points they'll have dropped in two games.
"And the fact that we've still got to play Reading twice is in our favour. We have to look at them as a club we can directly affect by taking six points off them."
Hoddle's overall assessment, and probably not an unfair one, is that there is really not a lot to beat in this league, and that is only his own side's failings that have prevented Wolves being up there helping set the pace too.
"We didn't play anywhere near as well as we could have done up there," he said. "We only lost 1-0 and, even then, Carl Cort could have equalised at the end.
"We're not a million miles off them and, with home advantage and the crowd on our side, we've got to go out and prove it.
"We'll be up for this, and we want the crowd up for it too, to get behind us and really take the roof off." Hoddle's biggest selection tonight, following the ultimate comfort of Friday night's 3-0 win at Derby, is whether to pick 'Supersub' George Ndah from the start.
A measure of how long it had been since Ndah scored for Wolves was that his previous goal came before Tom Huddlestone - Wolves' second scorer at Pride Park - had even started in professional football.
But Hoddle will be careful not to get carried away by Ndah's first goal since April 2003 and the overall electric effect he had on Friday night's game.
"When someone's been out for two years, they're totally committed to the cause and George goes into everything full on and doesn't hold back," said Hoddle.
"I know it was a very cold night at Derby but he never stopped warming up during the whole of that first half. And it says a lot about George as a person that the dressing room could not have been any happier for him.
"He knows how patient we've been with him and how specially he's been treated. And I think he is the sort of honest, honourable guy that part of him feels that he is now giving something back to the club.
"He does give us the options of playing him down the middle or out wide if we started him.
"But we've really got to see how he is and have a talk to him before we make a decision."