Defender Andrew Taylor believes consistency will be crucial if Cardiff City are to achieve promotion.
Ninth-placed Cardiff face Leeds in the Championship on Sunday.
"Over the course of the season the two that will get automatic promotion will be the two that can be the most consistent," said Taylor.
"You just need to be consistent, put a few wins together and you're back up there. That's what we are striving for."
The Bluebirds beat Barnsley 5-3 last Saturday having lost two of their previous three games in the Championship.
And having beaten Burnley 1-0 in the Carling Cup in midweek, Taylor says Cardiff will travel to fifth placed Leeds in confident mood.
"We've had a couple of good results," added Taylor. "Confidence is high and we'll be hoping to go there to pick up the win.
"It's a game as a player you look forward to. Leeds is still classed as a big team with a massive fan base.
"Playing in games where there's a good atmosphere it spurs you on. We'll take a good amount of fans ourselves and it will be electric.
"It's got all the ingredients to be a good game."
Taylor's fellow defender, City captain Mark Hudson, believes the Bluebirds find themselves in a good position after three months of the Championship season.
Cardiff have lost three times in the Championship so far this season and have beaten current pace-setters Southampton and West Ham.
"I think we could have picked up a few more points in certain games," said Hudson.
"But if you look at the fact we're only four points off the second position I think you would have taken that.
"We've got a long way to go. [We're] 13 games in and if we can keep that consistency we've got then it will be a good season.
"We'd like to think we are going to be in touch and pushing. We've beaten the top two teams in the league at the moment.
"If we carry that on and we've got the belief in the side [then] we can drive on."