Stephen McGinn is optimistic United's back to basics approach under Nigel Clough will continue to see them move up the League One table.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday's clash with in-form Walsall, the midfielder remarked: "The Gaffer and his staff demand a lot from the players, whether that be in training or on a matchday and the lads have responded positively.
"We are doing the simple things right and hopefully a run of two or three wins, something we haven't achieved all season, should get us out of the relegation zone.
"At the moment we aren't in a position to be thinking beyond the next game, it is an old, overused cliché, but it certainly applies to us in our current position.
"The manager keeps saying the same, he wants us to do the basics properly and in doing so be difficult to beat. At the bottom of the table every point becomes vital."
On the threat of the Saddlers, McGinn added: "Walsall are a very dangerous team to face at the moment, because as we saw when they beat Peterborough, they are a good young side, who are at the top of their game.
"We need our supporters to be patient as they were at Bristol City. Hopefully if they stick with us from the first minute to the last we can get the same end result as we did at Ashton Gate.
"It won't be easy though, we seem to be saying it a lot recently, but Walsall will be one of our toughest games to date."