NIGEL Clough hopes that a tough March against a string of promotion-chasing teams will see his team surprise a few people.
Albion have five games in March, with all of them against teams in the top half of the table including an away games at leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.
But the Brewers boss says that his team can defy expectations, especially if they are taken lightly.
He said: “I hope some think we are already down. The level of performance and the consistency in the last five games have been very good indeed but people assume we are in a position where we are doomed so it’s up to us to surprise a few like we did a year ago and get some results that people don’t expect.
“We have been a small club in every league we have been in going back to our Conference days and up through the leagues the same and we have had to surprise people.
“We will have to excel in that area in the next couple of months if we are going to survive.”
Clough says that although he’s happy with the performances in recent games he is just disappointed that his team haven’t got the points they deserved.
He said: “Against Millwall it was a good performance, but we missed chances and they score with a flukey goal. Millwall and Nottingham Forest the week before are the best chances we have had to end that bad run at home. It’s getting demoralising at times and even if we had got a point on Saturday in many ways we would have been disappointed.”