Nigel Clough believes last season's home victory over Sheffield Wednesday was just the shot of belief Burton Albion needed - but they are not lacking in that quality now.
The Brewers secured their maiden Championship points with a fine triumph over the Owls last August, only three months after Carlos Carvalhal's side had been beaten by Hull City in the play-off final.
Kyle McFadzean volleyed Clough's men in front from close range, and while Gary Hooper responded from the penalty spot, Albion were in an incessant mood, with strikes from Jackson Irvine and Lloyd Dyer clinching a deserved 3-1 win.
It was the first of 13 league victories for Albion in 2016/17, and showed the rest of their second-tier rivals exactly what they were capable of when everything clicked from front to back.
As Wednesday arrive this time, Burton are already off the mark, courtesy of last Friday's comeback at home to Birmingham City.
They are also on the high offered from the midweek Carabao Cup win at Cardiff City, the reward for that success a trip to little-known Manchester United in the third round.
And as Clough recalls his side's first ever second-tier win against this weekend's opponents, he acknowledges the positivity among the squad after back-to-back wins.
"I thought it was a brilliant game at that stage of the season," he says of the win over the Owls a year ago.
"It gave us the belief that we could compete in the league.
"I don't think we are necessarily lacking in belief at the moment - but any confidence we get will help us.
"It's good when you win games. Football dressing rooms aren't very nice when you are losing matches, but it's better when you are winning.
"And I think as well that the players embrace the younger players getting involved, as they did at Cardiff.
"The senior players really helped them along, and that's a good sign."
Carvalhal's Wednesday - who are again expected to challenge for a top-six spot this term - have begun the season in indifferent form.
An opening-day defeat at Preston North End was followed by consecutive 1-1 draws at home to Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland, before the Owls triumphed at Fulham last time out to kickstart their efforts.
Clough is under no illusions as to the quality they will come across on the Pirelli pitch this weekend - and in the dugout as well.
"They are on a different level," he added.
"I saw them against Sunderland at home last week. They drew 1-1, but they were very unlucky not to win the game.
"They have quality all throughout the side.
"Their manager as well has done unbelievably well since he came over here.
"He always comes across as a nice fella, so it's going to be an extremely hard game for us."