Middlesex head coach Richard Scott says victory over Sussex has put the side back in the hunt for the County Championship title.
The Lord's outfit won by 10 wickets at Hove on Saturday and are now 24 points behind leaders Yorkshire.
"It was magnificent to get our season back on track with a deserved victory," he told BBC London 94.9.
"It puts us back in the top four and we have to play the sides around us, which is important."
He added: "We will keep pushing hard now and hopefully we will get our rewards."
Middlesex have now won four and drawn four of their 10 four-day matches this season and, with a hectic schedule of FL t20 matches mostly behind them, remain in contention on three fronts.
"The season is spread out better for us now," Scott continued.
"This has been a brutal period for us, when you consider the four-day cricket we have had to play during a Twenty20 campaign.
"I have said to the lads they have earned the right to say they are still in every competition. That is a feather in their cap.
"If we are honest with each other, there are always areas in which we can improve and work on.
"It is up to me that ensure the lads continue to work hard but they are an honest bunch."