Preston boss Phil Brown is refusing to look at the npower Championship table as his side bid to climb to safety.
North End have struggled badly for much of the campaign but last weekend's home win over Swansea marked a third successive victory.
Significantly, it lifted the Deepdale outfit off the bottom of the table and encouraged hopes of survival.
But Brown said: "We're off the bottom of the table now, although I'm still refusing to look at it.
"At the end of the season we have to be top of a four-team table, we want to be 21st out of 24."