Bob Bradley isn't getting carried away after Swansea City's 3-0 win over relegation rivals Sunderland.
But the under-pressure Swans boss admits the Premier League table makes for far more comfortable reading for him now.
Swansea had started the day bottom of the table and with Bradley under severe scrutiny following a 5-0 thrashing at Tottenham last weekend.
But their 3-0 win took them above the Black Cats - who now fill bottom spot - Hull and West Ham, who play their game in hand at Liverpool on Sunday.
Fernando Llorente bagged a brace for the second successive home game, he followed up Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty at the start of the second half to hand Swansea their biggest win of the season.
"It's a nice bonus to be out of the bottom three, but the work is still there and we can't get ahead of ourselves," Bradley said.
"Players used the word 'pride' a lot when we talked this week.
"We asked what it looks like on the pitch - intensity, clean sheets - but don't just talk about it, turn it into something more.
"At the end of that, you can look at the table for a few seconds and say you're not there yet.
"But it looks better than last week and we can move forward.
"This is a step but we have to build upon it. There's a lot of work to do."
Bradley, though, believes striker Fernando Llorente's winning mentality can pull them clear of Premier League relegation danger.
The Spanish World Cup winner encountered a difficult start to life in English football and was dropped from the matchday squad at Everton three weeks ago.
But since then the former Juventus and Sevilla striker has been a revelation.
Bradley added: "We absolutely believed Fernando can be an important player.
"There's a good understanding with Gylfi playing underneath him.
"His presence, his experience as a winner... Every manager loves players who have been part of winning teams.
"They have the right mentality and can bring experiences from that winning culture into the training ground and dressing room."