Linfield boss David Jeffrey hopes his players can continue building momentum with victory at the Oval on Tuesday.
The Blues meet derby rivals Glentoran an intriguing third round tie in the NIFL League Cup (7.45pm).
Linfield’s season has enjoyed a dramatic revival in recent weeks, with six Premiership wins on the bounce elevating Jeffrey’s side from bottom of the table to the top.
The Blues appear to be clicking into gear following a summer of change, and Tuesday provides another chance to build on their recent stellar form.
“We have gone on a good winning run, but we won’t be getting carried away,” Jeffrey said.
“We will just be approaching one game at a time, and the next one is Glentoran away in the League Cup.
“Tuesday night promises to be a great game, and we are really looking forward to it.
“Glentoran enjoyed a good result on Saturday against Dungannon Swifts. So they will be fired up for this cup match, as we will.”
This will be the second Big Two derby of the season – back in August the sides fought out a 0-0 draw at Windsor Park in the Premiership.
It was a tight clash with both teams being reduced to 10 men following red cards for Aaron Burns and Jason Hill.
Jeffrey has predicted another war of attrition in East Belfast.
“Big Two games are always very tight,” he added.
“I thought in the league game we could have come away with the win, even when we were down to 10 men.
“We fought like 11 men on the day, but we only came away with a point.
“But this is a new game and one we want to win. Big Two derbies are one-offs and there will be a lot at stake on Tuesday night.
“Our aim is to progress in the competition. We have got ourselves into a little run of form but we are under no illusions how tough Glentoran will be.”
Linfield have a doubt over midfielder Jamie Mulgrew who picked up a dead leg in Saturday’s win over Glenavon.
“We’ve a number of injury worries, primarily Jamie Mulgrew, as he had to come off today with a dead leg or a hamstring injury,” Jeffrey added.
“There are one or two others who are carrying bumps or bruises but we’ll see on Monday night exactly what squad we’ll have available for what is sure to be a tough game on Tuesday.”