Goalscorer Danny Collins was full of praise after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Ipswich which stopped a run of defeats and kept Nottingham Forest in with a shout of a play-off place as the teams around them show signs of faltering form as well.
Wigan Athletic and Brighton play their games in hand this week, the Latics at home to league leaders Leicester City and the Seagulls away at Blackburn Rovers.
Forest then have what would appear to be the perfect opportunity to end a 10-game spell without a victory when they host Millwall at the City Ground on Saturday afternoon. Ian Holloway's Lions are currently in the relegation zone.
As the search for a new manager widens, the odds are that Brazil will be in charge at the weekend. Speaking after the game at Portman Road he said: "I am sure I will speak with the owner over the weekend and there was a massive improvement from Tuesday night's defeat to Charlton.
"I am sure he will be looking at all avenues but while I have got the job, I will do it to the best of my ability. The players have been fantastic."
***Update*** BBC Radio Nottingham reports on Monday afternoon that talks are set to resume with Stuart Pearce over the vacant manager's job.