Dundee United midfielder John Rankin hopes to take inspiration from Tottenham ahead of a crucial period for the club.
United host Hamilton on Sunday with the game kicking off shortly after nearest rivals Kilmarnock play Inverness in the Highlands.
Rankin is looking for a favour from his former club to prevent Killie extending their eight-point lead over his team at the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership.
But he believes they could take a major boost into their game if Inverness get a result, just like Spurs did 24 hours after Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester were held by West Ham.
Rankin was impressed with the way Tottenham went about their business in their 4-0 win at Stoke on Monday night and believes that is the benchmark for playing when the points are so crucial.
“Kilmarnock play the next two games before us because we play Sunday and Monday, so we will know their results before our game,” he said.
“You have got to take inspiration, I know it’s a different level entirely, but if you look at Tottenham the other night, after what happened to Leicester the day before, how much of a boost that gave them.
“It was a joy to watch and it looked as if there was no pressure on them whatsoever, albeit it’s a different scale and scenario to us, because they are at top of the league and we are at the bottom.
“But we need to take inspiration from somewhere and if it’s Tottenham, you saw the pressure that was on them where they had to go and get three points, then that’s what we need to do.
“It’s not something we wanted but we are relying on other teams now, and we need Inverness to do us a favour.”