Sunderland defender John O'Shea insists the team cannot think they have already secured their place in the top flight.
The Black Cats have been on a brilliant run of form since Martin O'Neill took over from Steve Bruce in December.
Saturday's 2-0 home victory over promoted Swansea lifted the Black Cats into 10th place in the table and perhaps more importantly, nine points clear of the relegation zone as the Martin O'Neill-inspired recovery continued apace.
The Wearsiders have now taken 16 points from a possible 24 and 10 from 12 at home since the Ulsterman's arrival in December to allow them to look upwards rather than over their shoulders.
However, Republic of Ireland international O'Shea is refusing to be carried
away by that vastly-improved run of form.
"From the teams above us to the teams below us, there is not much between all of us," he said.
"If a couple of wins go together, three or four wins out of the next four or five games, you are right up the table and you are kicking well away from the relegation zone and seventh, eighth position could be in range.
"But we will take it slowly. We have got a good little run, but the Premier League can soon turn around and kick you up the backside."