Brentford midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo is looking at the top six rather than the bottom three with the Bees equidistant between them.
The west Londoners are six points adrift of Aston Villa in the final play-off spot but also six clear of Burton who occupy the third and final relegation place.
And the South African is looking up, rather than down, with Brentford facing games against Birmingham and Leeds before the next international break.
Mokotjo said: “That's the aim. We play very good football and we're taking it one game at a time. I think the boys are responding well to that and I'm happy for them.”
The Bees showed great character in the 3-2 win at Preston, seeing their lead wiped out twice and the impressive Nico Yennaris being knocked unconscious after a collision with Jordan Hugill.
The performance through adversity against a side who were unbeaten at home so far this season shows how much character there is in Dean Smith's side and Mokotjo puts that down, mainly, to hard work.
He added: “We've been showing character for the past six, seven games and fortunately for us today we got the result and there's no secret to success but hard work.
“We're happy. Everyone is working for each other and that's the way it all starts.”
He explained further: “They have had a pretty good run at home but we knew it'd be difficult and we'd have to work ourselves into the game.
“We don't let our heads drop and we show for the next move and challenge. That gives us confidence against a team that is doing well. We know what we're capable of.”
Yennaris is okay after being knocked unconscious but it is unlikely he will be able to line up against Birmingham on Wednesday night.
Mokotjo reflected: “I didn't see him go down so it caught me by surprise especially with him not responding. He's okay now. We need him as he's a leader and we're glad he's okay.”