The reaping of maximum points on the road against Aston Villa on Saturday saw us climb to seventh in the table, level with Liverpool and just a point behind fifth placed Everton. Chelsea in fourth have only a three-point advantage following their defeat to Manchester United, while Southampton have dropped back to eighth.
The race for the Euro-spots is well and truly on and Ledley rightly insisted that it was vital to top up the points secured against Everton last week with a further three from Villa Park.
"I thought, after winning last week, it was important to pick up another three points," he stated. "Three points go a long way at the moment in this league - it is so tight."
The boys secured their fourth away win of the season against Villa - a relatively healthy record in a season where away days have not bought great return for any side. Only two teams have registered five wins away from home and Ledley admits that winning on another team's patch does bring an extra buzz to the camp.
"I think it does. There have been times when we've come off the pitch thinking that we've played well and results have not gone our way.
"When we do get the three points it is an extra buzz."
Ledley King says that, at the moment, three points go a long way in the congested Premiership table.