Fredi Kanoute reasons that, while the team will strive for as many Premiership points as possible, cup competitions provide a more likely route to success this season.
While the team have lost their way recently in the league, a spot in the Carling Cup quarter finals has been secured and a home tie with Liverpool at the beginning of December, while the FA Cup trail begins in January.
Offering an honest assessment of this season's prospects, Fredi says the cups offer the best prospects of making it a memorable campaign.
"Obviously it is going to be hard to get a very good position in the Premiership," considered the Mali international. "Once you lose too many points it is difficult to come back.
"We still have two cups to play for and are in the quarter finals of the first one so we have to aim to reach the final.
"Each game we must take very, very seriously and, if we can get something, everybody will be happy."