Sheffield Wednesday defender Reda Johnson has warned against another new year slump similar to last season's disappointment.
Johnson, who signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Owls in January, headed the first-half winner at previously unbeaten Hartlepool on Saturday to lift Gary Megson's promotion favourites up to fourth in the table.
The former Plymouth centre-half told the Sheffield Star: "When I joined Sheffield Wednesday it was for promotion.
"We have a good owner, Milan Mandaric, who does a lot for the club and the gaffer does a lot. We have to keep going, try to win every game. With the fans that we have - they're the best ever - we want to be promoted.
"We have a chance. We were second in January, but we know what happened after that. It was a big lesson. It's a long season and we have to stay up there.
"We're playing better and better. It's good. I think we've turned the corner, but we have to keep going."