Midfielder David Edwards today told Wolves – lose at Nottingham Forest and the Millwall win will mean nothing.
Wolves delighted their long-suffering fans with their first victory in 14 games after winning 2-0 at the New Den on Tuesday night.
Now they prepare to travel to in-form Forest, who have won four and drawn one of their six matches since Billy Davies returned to the City Ground to climb to seventh, just two points outside the play-off zone.
Victory lifted Wolves to fourth from bottom and a point clear of the relegation places as they produced their most convincing performance under Saunders, controlling the whole game.
And Edwards, who scored the first goal at Millwall, admitted Wolves must maintain the same form in the East-West Midlands derby this weekend if they are to avoid slipping back into trouble.
“We have to – it means nothing if we go and have a bad performance and lose on Saturday,” said the Wales international.
“We have to build on it and, with the position we’re in, it’s only points which will do that.
“If we can add another win we can move up the table, and it’s starting to get a little bunched together above us right now.
“So it’s a good time for us to put a run together and claw our way out of the situation we’ve got ourselves in.
“We’ve taken four points from the last two games.
“There are teams above us who we can get at and it’s only six points up to 14th.
“It only takes teams to go on a bad run and others to go on a good one. It’s one game at a time, though. We know it’s an important game on Saturday and that’s what we’ve got to concentrate on.”