Mick McCarthy saw his young guns grind out another monumental result in their battle for promotion to the top flight but then insisted: "We're still a million miles away."
A1-0 victory for Wolves at Nottingham Forest, while Blues and Reading each had to settle for draws, ensured McCarthy's side maintained their position in the box seat for automatic promotion to the Premier League.
They now sit five points clear of nearest rivals, Blues, who they play in a mouthwatering top-of-the-table derby clash in less than a fortnight's time.
However, McCarthy is still refusing to get carried away. "We have won this game and we'll enjoy it," he said. "But we will start concentrating on Birmingham when we all come back in a week's time."
The Yorkshireman has given his side the week off now, al-though many will find little time to rest as they are involved in international matches with their respective countries - including striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake - who is in the England Under-21 squad which travels to Norway - and Chris Iwelumo and Christophe Berra who will play for Scotland against Holland.
McCarthy said: "I've given them until Friday off. It's great now to have so many days off, although the team we're playing (Birmingham) have got the same number of days off as well.
"It means we will not be sitting chewing and grinding our teeth wondering what might have been had we not won the game.
"The players can go and look at the league and forget about football for a few days."
The manager was thrilled with his squad and felt a few days' rest was a just reward.
"I think they've all earned that," he said. "We've got eight to 10 internationals away and that's a benefit as when they come back on the Wednesday we don't play until the Monday.
"But it's a nice feeling to have time off having won the last game."