Wolves captain Roger Johnson feels the club's improved defensive displays could prove the key to climbing the table.
Mick McCarthy's side find themselves just a point above the Premier League drop zone but showed their resilience in recent draws at Arsenal and Tottenham.
"We defended well on Saturday and that's what we need to do," said Johnson.
"We need to start well like we did at Spurs, and do that in every game, and either keep a clean sheet, or go a goal up, like we did on Saturday.
"We defended well but we just need to create a little more. But that sort of performance gives us a lot of encouragement.
"We are where we are because we've conceded too many goals and that hurts the boys at the back and the keeper.
"But with performances like Saturday, we're hoping we can carry on playing like that.
"We should be six games unbeaten now, but for the Chelsea winner in the 87th minute.
"We should have had a point there and we're still disappointed with that, but we just need those three points.
"We can certainly build on getting a point at places like Tottenham and Arsenal, but we're running out of games and we need wins.
"But the big games are against the teams around us when we play them."
Johnson, 28, felt the point at White Hart Lane was a deserved one as the home side failed to make their superior possession pay.
"They had a lot of the ball but I don't think they threatened us massively," he added. "They didn't have a lot of clear-cut chances.
"It was really good to get a point and it could have even been three.
"We were disappointed with the goal we conceded because it was a sloppy one to give away and we could have dealt with it better.
"But if you'd have offered us a point at the start of the game, we would have taken it."