They are currently 15 points behind second-placed Burnley with 12 games to go, yet they have played two matches fewer than Sean Dyche's team and still have to face them in the run-in.
Uwe Rosler: "We have a good blend in our squad.
"It was important to bring some younger players in, like we did in January.
"Now we have a great blend between players who have been there and desperately want to go back, and we have players who have never been there and want to desperately be on that journey.
"The manager has never been there and has tried to get everything to go up there.
"To achieve our goal it's a lot about determination, hunger, desire, every single day - push, push, push until we get there.
"You only create that when you have a balance like we have at the moment. Some players know how nice it is up there and they want to go back there.
"They see now younger players coming in and pushing for places and they know what it takes to make sure they're staying in the team.
"It's a great blend of different ages and different characters with everybody aiming for only one thing - to win promotion. I'm not talking only about players - it starts from the chairman (Dave Whelan) or me, into the team.
"They talk about winning promotion and that first step is getting into the play-offs and then addressing what's put in front us. We want to go back there, desperately.
"It did us the world of good when you kick out three Premier League clubs and had a highlight like the Manchester City game.
"Then, winning on Wednesday (against Sheffield Wednesday), in what was a massive banana skin - you can only take positive things."