Wolverhampton Wanderers approach their Boxing Day clash against league leaders Reading with renewed vigour after last weekend's home victory over Leeds.
Vio Ganea's strike ensured Glenn Hoddle's men stretched their unbeaten record to eight games, but it will be tested to the full against a Reading side boasting eight consecutive victories.
The Royals are an enormous 23 points clear of Wolves, who will, nevertheless, be anxious to end Reading's winning run and cement their own place in the play-off zone.
Rohan Ricketts returned to first-team action after a seven-week hiatus due to injury and his positive attitude is symptomatic of the mood current permeating Molineux.
"Reading have done really well this season, but I don't think they are any better than us," reasoned Ricketts.
"However, we need to prove that. It will be an absolutely massive game and we need to work hard on the day and earn the right to play the football we can.
"Hopefully we can please the fans with a victory and we need to keep that winning mentality.
"We need to keep our work-rate up as I believe that is a vital ingredient to our game."
From a personal point of view, Ricketts will be hoping to earn an extended run in the first team.
"I had been out for seven weeks, but I felt good," he continued. "I have done a lot of good work with the physiotherapists, which, has stood me in good stead." ..SUPL: