Owen Coyle hopes Burnley's never-say-die attitude will carry them all the way to the Premier League.
The Clarets are currently just one game away from a place in the top flight, with Sheffield United standing in their way in Monday's Championship play-off final.
Promotion would represent the perfect finale to a remarkable season for the men from Turf Moor, with memorable runs in the FA Cup and Carling Cup complementing their endeavours in the league.
They may not be able to boast the financial capabilities of a number of their peers, but Coyle has proven that sheer hard work can sometimes be enough to generate results.
"I always believed you could build a team without having to spend huge amounts of money," said the Burnley boss.
"We're in the bottom four clubs in the Championship in terms of average attendance, turnover and revenue.
"We've used the fewest amount of players but they have showed a real hunger and a real desire to win games.
"As a manager I cannot ask anymore than that.
"We felt at the start of the season that we could make inroads into the top end of the Championship and now we have an unbelievably massive game on Monday.
"I've asked them to go and give everything they can this season.
"Fans recognise when the players are trying and if we do that then the players' wonderful ability will kick in to go with the hunger and the desire."
Steven Thompson was one of those brought in by Coyle last summer as he looked to wheel and deal his way through the transfer market.
The former Cardiff man has proven to be a shrewd acquisition, but he feels much of the praise for his, and Burnley's, success this season must be given to his manager.
"It's very rare that you get a manager that every single player at the club likes," said the Scotland international.
"But I think that's the case here.
"He's friends with all of us and we all get on very well with him. I think that's been the key to our success this season.
"The manager is an infectious person to be around, very bubbly, and he also knows a thing or two about football.
"He keeps everybody on their toes, he keeps everybody involved and he keeps everybody happy.
"When you've got a happy bunch of players who are talented then you're halfway there."