Lee Clark has admitted Huddersfield are yet to find their true form – despite sitting just four points off top spot.
The Terriers moved into second place in League One after a below par display left them needing two late goals to claim a 4-2 victory at bottom side Walsall on Saturday.
Strikes from Peter Clarke and Jordan Rhodes in the last 13 minutes won it after the hosts dominated the second half.
Kevin Kilbane and Jamie McCombe had cancelled out Alex Nicholls' early opener before Matt Richards' deflected free-kick made it 2-2 just after the break.
And boss Clark knows, despite their unbeaten start to 2011,
Huddersfield can still improve.
He said: "In the last few weeks we haven't been playing to our full potential but what we're doing at the moment is winning football matches and that's what it's about.
"Look back to successful teams in all the divisions, when they are not playing so well they get the results.
"They make sure they carry on picking up points and that's what we've done for the last couple of weeks."
Clark made two changes with Alan Lee and McCombe replacing Rhodes and Gary Roberts as he looked to outmuscle the managerless Saddlers.
But, despite Lee firing wide early on, Huddersfield were second best and Nicholls put the Saddlers ahead on 14 minutes when he combined with Will Grigg to fire past Alex Smithies.
Within nine minutes though the Terriers turned the game on its head.
First, on 19 minutes, Hull loanee Kilbane grabbed his first goal for the Terriers when he pounced on Andy Butler's sloppy pass 40 yards out.
The midfielder still had plenty to do but he burst past Manny Smith and rounded David Bevan with ease to roll in to an empty net.
Then McCombe headed in Anthony Pilkington's corner after 25 minutes to put the Terriers in charge.
Lee Novak miscued in front of goal soon after, before Tamas Kadar limped off with a hamstring injury ahead of the break.
And two minutes after the interval Richards' 20-yard free-kick clipped the wall to beat Smithies for 2-2.
That gave the struggling Saddlers the belief to attack Huddersfield but Julian Gray and Jon Macken were off target as Walsall failed to turn their possession into goals.
And they paid the price 13 minutes from time when Clarke acrobatically volleyed in after Antony Kay headed down Roberts' corner.
It had been the Terriers' first real chance of the second half but they
put the gloss on a scrappy performance in injury time.
Roberts burst down the left and crossed for Rhodes who coolly slotted in his 16th of the season.