Kevin Doyle knows Wolves need to start defeating their rivals in the relegation scrap if they are to back up his belief they can beat the drop.
The Molineux club slipped back to the foot of the Premier League table on Saturday following their defeat at Arsenal and West Ham's superb comeback against West Brom.
A clash with their fellow strugglers the Baggies on Sunday is next on the agenda for Mick McCarthy's side, where victory by two clear goals would be enough to see them scramble out of the bottom three and leapfrog their Midlands foes.
And striker Doyle, who has seen his team-mates overcome Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City this season, wants more evidence of their fighting spirit when they travel to the Hawthorns.
Wrong way around
He said: "We hope we'll be alright if we can replicate the performances we've shown against the big teams.
"If we could do that against those around us, that would make a bigger difference to the table.
"We seem to do it the wrong way around. I prefer it the other way.
"We believe we will stay up. Believing in it and doing it are two different things but, if you believe you will, it gives you half a chance."