Tony Pulis is paying no attention to the league table as Stoke City prepare to tackle Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.
The Potters are 13 points clear of the struggling Latics, although Pulis' men are winless in five against the Lancashire side.
Pulis knows Wigan are somewhat of a bogey team even though Stoke's displays have been acceptable to their manager.
Stoke were leading Wigan on home soil earlier this season only for a Ben Watson penalty to earn a share of the spoils.
"Wigan have been one of those teams for us," remarked Pulis.
"I don't know why - we have played really well against them and not got the results I think our performances have deserved.
"Last year in the final game of the season, the game should have been over in the first half as we created so many opportunities, and we also had a stonewall penalty (claim that was not given).
"The referee was five yards away from it - I only looked at it once from the touchline and knew it was a penalty, and then to see the replay was really disappointing when he was so close.
"But we didn't get it, and they had a spell, scored and ended up winning the game.
"The most important thing for us is that the players realise that irrespective of our position in the league, or what we have done or haven't done, you have to turn up and give it your best."