Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy will be urging his side to take heart from their second-half performance last week when they face Leicester City at Molineux this Saturday.
Although Wolves failed to claim the victory, and have picked up only one point from their last three games, McCarthy saw enough against Queens Park Rangers to make him believe his side can return to winning ways against Ian Holloway's Foxes.
Confidence will be the key and, although it has been shaken recently following the disappointing defeats at Barnsley and at home to Burnley, McCarthy hopes the performance at Loftus Road in the second half will act as a springboard.
"My feelings in the first half were something I'm not going to talk about publicly but it was a collective thing, not about individuals," he said.
"We addressed that at half time and had a far better and more positive performance in the second half, and perhaps should have won the game.
"When we played further up the pitch and pressed them, playing off our front two a bit more, we were a better side.
"I'll be looking for more of the same now in terms of that performance in that second half."
Coping with the pressure in the race for the play-offs will be key for McCarthy and Wolves.
With so many sides within striking distance of each other, the Molineux boss admits the pressure can mount quickly after only a couple of poor results.
"You're only ever two games from a crisis," he said.
"Confidence and self-belief comes from playing well. If you're confident you'll do the quick thing and the early thing - you'll play it forward and make it stick.
"If there is a lack of confidence and self-belief, you might need another touch. It does make a difference.
"It is interesting that there are lads who said their confidence was gone - no-one came to me and said that!
"People might say that QPR are near the bottom of the league but that means nothing. The difference between the top of the league and the bottom of the league is nothing.
"There is only about ten points between any of us and there is nothing in the league at all."
Meanwhile, defender Jody Craddock is hoping for no more hiccups as he seeks to make a return to the side.
The 32-year-old has been in superb form since returning from a loan spell at Stoke City earlier in the season but has not played since the Black Country derby on November 25 because of a groin strain.
Craddock expressed his frustration after he broke down again in training last week, forcing him to miss the QPR game.
"I really hope I will be OK for the Leicester game as I am really close now," Craddock said.
"I started to train and I trained very well for 45 minutes but it just stiffened up.
"I thought I was ready to be back in full training but I have to be patient now and start again. I hope to be involved over the Christmas period and fingers crossed it goes well."
Fellow defender Gary Breen came through a reserve-team match against Walsall on Tuesday night following his knee injury and could be in the squad for the Saturday.