"A lot of people smiled when I said we could finish in the top 10 when we were lying bottom of the table," said the Reebok skipper. "But it was a firm belief of mine that once we got on the winning trail we would go on from there.
"You don't see the quality I see every day in training.
"I knew one good result could kick-start the season which is what we got against United.
"We are getting that strength in depth I've always talked about. We had a sluggish start to the season. But confidence is starting to grow.
"The fear factor about coming to the Reebok is also starting to grow and we believe we can beat anyone on our day, especially here."