Nottingham Forest continued their recent revival at the weekend with a 3-0 win away to Wolves.
It was their second win in a row, but before that you had to go back to mid-September to find the last time Stuart Pearce's side won a game.
After such a bright start, the poor run caused plenty of head-scratching at the City Ground, and the club appear to have turned the corner.
Former Forest midfielder David Prutton believes the poor run could become a positive for the club, thanks to the timing of it.
He told the Football League Show on Sky Sports: "You look at the plethora of talent they've got, they are a wonderful football team.
"They've had a sticky patch, Stuart Pearce'll be happier to have it now than in the run up to end of season, so best to get it out of the way and get back on track."
Forest travel to Birmingham in their next fixture, before hosting Charlton followed by an away trip to Rotherham. None of the matches will be easy, but each side will likely be more wary of Forest than the other way around.
Prutton is a former England under-21 international who left the club in 2003 to sign with Southampton. Now 33-years-old he remains a free agent after being released by Sheffield Wednesday in the summer.