West Brom midfielder Steven Reid is hopeful that the club can stay in the Premier League and gain valuable points before their local derby showdowns at the end of the season.
The Baggies are unbeaten under Roy Hodgson so far after the former Liverpool boss took over in February, drawing two and winning one of their last three games.
They are still embroiled in a relegation battle however, but they do have to face Midlands rivals Aston Villa and their biggest foes and relegation battling Wolves in late April and early May respectively.
Reid insisted that he was pleased with the upturn in results for the club of late, but it was important to keep that run going if they wanted to stay in the division.
"Things are good," Reid told the club's official website. "We've had some decent results and we're in a bit of a mini-run now.
"If you look at the last few games we're four unbeaten at the right time of the season.
"The trouble is other clubs are doing the same, which is obviously unhelpful.
"It's 32 points for us after 29 games which isn't a bad return but you look at others - West Ham are looking strong and Birmingham got a good result at Everton.
"I think the minimum we'll need is 40 points."
On the subject of the upcoming derby matches, with Albion having won one in their last Premier League match against Birmingham, Reid added: "The derbies are great occasions for the fans and the players want to play in decent atmospheres.
"It would be nice if all the local teams can stay in the league. It is unlikely that will happen but hopefully we've got enough to do it.
"It's a tough run but hopefully by then we'll have enough points already and we'll be able to enjoy the occasions a little bit more.
"There are games we see as winnable - but you never know when they're going to come."