Andy Morrell has too much humility to suggest it himself but it can be no mere coincidence that Coventry City's upturn in fortune has come in tandem with his return to the starting line-up.
Morrell, who spent much of the season coming off the bench for his action with the Sky Blues, has started the last three matches in which Coventry have enjoyed an unbeaten spell at the Ricoh Arena, including consecutive wins for the first time since last April.
The results are telling. A 2-2 draw against Norwich City was followed by the 3-1 demolition of Plymouth Argyle - Morrell scored one of the goals - before Coventry beat Millwall 1-0 last Saturday.
"The Norwich game, I think, was the start of it,"
Morrell said yesterday, as he recovered from the Sky Blues' Christmas party with a vigorous training session.
"Although we didn't win the Norwich game, I thought we still showed signs of definitely turning things around and then the two wins were a great boost for the squad."
Of course, winning at home is rewarding but Micky Adams' men have yet to win a league match away from the comforts of the new stadium.
Having beaten Queens Park Rangers 3-0 in their first match at the Ricoh Arena in August, Morrell hopes the Sky Blues' recent form will bode well for Monday's trip to Loftus Road.
"It's going to be a really tough game," he said. "They are going to be up for it and we will have to match them battle-wise and then make sure that when we get the ball, we can play our football."