Chris Perry insists that the team need nothing in the way of incentives to put on a show against Everton on Sunday.
Chris was in the side that was humbled against Southampton in the FA Cup and he believes that the players have now managed to put that bitter disappointment to one side and are looking ahead with optimism to the Premiership challenges ahead.
"The mood is good really and I think everyone has put it behind them. The snow probably helped, as it lightens things up a bit and the atmosphere has been good," said Chris, preparing for another fixture in front of the live television cameras.
"I honestly don't think that will be a problem on Sunday. All the lads are really up for it to show we are a good side.
"If we do get a win it puts us right back in the European picture again.
"There is five or six points between 9th-10th place and 4th so if you can put a couple of results together you will move up the table.
"We've got nothing else to play for so hopefully we can concentrate on the league and start getting the results we need."
Everton themselves suffered FA Cup heartache last weekend when they were on the end of perhaps the highest profile upset at Shrewsbury. Chris, however, is well aware of the threat posed by their likely strikeforce of Tomasz Radzinski and Kevin Campbell.
"Radzinski and Campbell have been playing really well this season, they're probably having the best time they've had together. They'll be putting us under pressure but I think we've got enough up our sleeves to win the game.
"They are in the same position as us really. Both teams are really going to be going for it and it's going to be a case of whoever performs better on the day is going to get the three points."