Kenny Shiels feels Kilmarnock are in a great position to finish best of the rest after seeing off Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
A double from Dean Shiels and goals from James Fowler and Michael Nelson saw the Ayrshire side gain their first win in four against the Highlanders.
Terry Butcher’s men had won 6-3 on their previous visit to Rugby Park with the other two meetings between the sides ending 1-1 and a 2-1 win to Inverness.
Shiels fielded the same starting eleven that beat Hibernian, meaning midfielder Gary Harkins led the attack before recognised forward Dieter van Tornhout came on in the second half.
And Shiels believes the Belgian’s introduction boosted his side.
He said: "I was disappointed in the first half. There was only half an hour of a striker and I wasn't sure whether to use him in the first half-hour or the last; he's getting over a hamstring.
"We're really short on strikers and hadn't one on the pitch; it was a really hard game for us and the goals were good ones.
"Inverness have been our bogey team this year and last season - we fought to get back in the game, and I thought, 'here we go again'. To come from behind and win makes it sweet.
"There's a lot to play for as we want to finish seventh and there's some money there for the club - we've helped our cause today and if we could win our next game, we'll be close to achieving that.
"We're in a good position with three games left, and having another two home games this week will definitely help."