Sheffield Wednesday boss Gary Megson believes the 2-0 win over Hartlepool will be enough to keep his side in League One.
Tommy Miller and Gary Madine scored the goals to secure a third straight home victory for the Owls as they bounced back from last weekend's defeat at Brighton.
Megson said: "I think we are safe now. Obviously mathematically we are not, but it would take other teams snookers to get up where we are. I never thought we would have an issue anyway after the last two home games."
He added: "The team I took over hadn't won for six games and couldn't buy a win at home. We have now won three home games on the spin and have scored eight goals and had one against us which was a fortunate goal, so we are improving.
"Obviously we need all of these things, and once the season comes to an end we need players to remember what they are doing to get these results and to keep it going."
Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth was not too downbeat despite seeing his side suffer their first defeat in three games.
He is determined to finish the season off as well as possible, even though they have nothing left to play for.
"It's not a disgrace to come to Hillsborough and get beat as they`ve got some damn good players, and I think their budget will be slightly ahead of ours," he said.
"We`ve got four games left, two of which are at home, and the integrity of the league is important because Tranmere are fighting to get results to survive, while Bournemouth and Southampton are near the top, so we have to do our best to try and get as many wins as we can."
Wadsworth added: "It wasn't a great game between one team desperate to get a win and another looking to maintain a decent finish to the season. Obviously their first goal just before half-time was disappointing because of how easily Neil Mellor was able to get into our box from a throw-in, when we just needed to run the clock down."
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