Norwich City boss Neil Adams has warned his side to avoid a second slump in the Championship, after stretching their unbeaten run to three matches with Saturday's draw at Derby.
The Canaries had slipped from the top of the table to 11th, after one win in 10 games, but are now up to seventh.
"We've been here before," Adams told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"The key thing for me now is, as good as the last three games have been, what's around the corner."
After wins over Wigan and Huddersfield, City needed an 89th-minute equaliser from Steven Whittaker to take a point from fellow promotion-hopefuls Derby.
|Neil Adams on Canaries' position|
|"We will be out the top six - which is not ideal - but, if we continue playing like we have done, we know what we are capable of doing."|
It means the Canaries have seven points from their last three games, compared to one point in the previous four.
"We won games for fun at the start of the season and then dropped points," said Adams.
"This performance will only be meaningful if we don't let happen what happened in the six or seven games prior to Wigan."
Adams had come under pressure from supporters before the recent run, but he still concedes that being seventh going into Christmas Day is below expectations.
"We want to be in the top six, certainly," he said.
"We've dropped points we shouldn't have dropped.
"We will be out the top six - which is not ideal - but, if we continue playing like we have done, we know what we are capable of doing."