Gary McAllister has challenged Aston Villa to climb clear of relegation trouble after the "psychological boost" of moving out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three.
Assistant manager McAllister was full of praise for the way Villa recovered to earn a point from a 1-1 draw in the derby clash with Birmingham at St Andrew's.
James Collins' deflected shot cancelled out the Blues' opener from another central defender in Roger Johnson.
McAllister said: "We are fully aware a little run of results can get you moving up this league because it is everso tight at the moment. It's a plus psychologically to be out of the bottom three when you pick the papers up.
"But we are working to pull ever further away from the position we are in. That's the target. We are aware of who've we played and who we haven't played and what sort of run of games we've got coming up.
"We don't like being in this position but there is going to be a period where we feel we can pick up points."