Jackie McNamara has set his sights on nine points from three home games before Dundee United enter what could be an epic month of March.
As remarkable ticket sales show, fans’ thoughts are very much on next month’s League Cup Final against Celtic.
A Scottish Cup quarter-final and a Premiership visit to Parkhead either side of that Hampden date also loom large on the Arab calendar.
But for the manager and his players, the final days of February sees important business to be taken care of.
Today (Saturday) St Johnstone visit Tannadice, Tuesday sees Inverness Caley Thistle come down from the Highlands and in a week Partick Thistle are in town.
Jackie believes that’s enough to be focusing on for now.
“In here we’re not talking about Celtic. We will concentrate on St Johnstone first and then the next two games here,” he said.
“There is a lot of football before we start thinking about the Celtic games and we want to take nine points before that busy March.”
Given United’s form at Tannadice this season, just one defeat in 12 outings, he believes that’s a realistic target for the coming week.
“We have the best home record in the league which is pleasing and it’s important we keep that going.
“There is belief we can win at home. When we first came in there was a real problem trying to win at Tannadice but we’ve turned that round and we’ve got a good record.
“But we are starting with a difficult match. They are a good team and they will be up for a battle.
“You saw their battling qualities against Celtic last week when they fought right to the end and, in our last game down there, we were 1-0 up but they kept going and won.”
United will be without Callum Morris because of his torn thigh muscle but Jarek Fojut comes back in after suspension.