Coventry City manager Micky Adams was adamant when this season began that the Sky Blues' daunting start of three away matches was not a simple case of 'damage limitation', writes Ged Scott.
After battling their way to draws at promotion favourites Norwich on Saturday and again at Millwall on Tuesday night, that's certainly how it looks on paper.
And, if Coventry can come away from Burnley on Saturday with another 'result', they should be dancing for joy when the fans flock to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday week.
But already Adams is insisting that his side could have come away from their first two games with more than just two points. And he sees the 0-0 draw against Colin Lee's Lions on Tuesday as "two points lost".
He was unhappy with the way his team failed to stick to orders at Millwall, especially after enjoying a man's advantage for most of the second half following the dismissal of home defender Adrian Serioux.
"On the one hand, we're satisfied," said summer signing Matt Heath. "But not so much because they went down to ten men early in the second half. We thought we should get three points out of it then.
"When they went down to ten men, they decided to get everyone behind the ball. We didn't create the gaps and they were solid and defended quite well.
"We're looking at the positives from the first two games. We ' re unbeaten and we've now kept our first clean sheet but we've still got to go to Burnley on Saturday looking to pick up the points."
Adams has just two injury worries for Turf Moor. Claus Jorgensen, who has a thigh strain, and Richard Shaw, who has an inflamed Achilles, both missed the trip to Millwall after being on the bench at Carrow Road.