Ever the realist, ever the enthusiast, Paul Ince has warned his Wolverhampton Wanderers teammates that the victory over Cardiff City will be hollow if they cannot defeat Reading away next weekend.
Wolves won 2-0 against Cardiff to maintain their dramatic rise into the Coca-Cola Championship play-off positions. It might seem like a false position - Preston North End are a point behind but have two matches in hand - but at least there is hope at Molineux once again.
The real test, however, comes against Reading, who have been virtually assured of promotion since the turn of the year and are so far ahead of everybody else it is embarrassing. On their day, Wolves are capable of defeating Reading, but finding Wolves in the right form on the right day is not easy. Against Cardiff, they looked like a team worthy of a place in the top six.
"It was a good win, if anything we expected more after getting the early goal," Ince said. "But, the win only sends out a message to our promotion rivals if we win again at Reading next weekend. If we go there and get beat then Saturday's win will have counted for nothing.
"Moving into sixth place might work for us psychologically because the three points we earned on Saturday has put daylight between us and Cardiff.
"But, we can't focus too much on what the other teams are doing, what will happen if Preston win their game in hand, or Sheffield
United continue to wobble, because working out the points only confuses everybody. We just need to keep winning, it's as simple as that.
"We always knew Saturday's game was going to be a big one because of Dave Jones returning to Molineux, and in matches like that you need your fans and the atmosphere was good, with the game being played at a high tempo.
"At a time like this you need everyone, not just the players and staff but the fans as well, and you have to hope that people believe we have a chance."
Ince said that the delay in restarting the game after the interval, because of crowd trouble in the away section of the ground, had actually worked in his favour.
"We didn't want to let the first-half end with the way we'd been playing," he said.
"But, you have to be professional and stay focused. You have a chat and do some stretching while you wait for the OK from the officials.
"I think I was probably the happiest of all the lads, as it gave me more of a rest. The legs were happy to get the extra 15 minutes sit down."