Pahang have the chance to go top of the Super League standings if they defeat Perak at the Darul Makmur Stadium on Tuesday.
The Elephants, who did not start the season well, have found consistency after lingering near the bottom half of the table since the start of the league.
Pahang coach Zainal Abidin Hassan expects Perak to be tough opponents after their impressive results of late. Perak has also won all away matches this season.
“Perak will be a very tough match. They come here after defeating defending champions JDT and runner-up Selangor. I’m sure they’ll want a win against the FA and Malaysia Cup holders too.
“As usual, we can’t let our guard down. The Perak players are very quick and we can’t give them much space,” said Zainal.
Zainal was happy his players are finding form but was quick to warn them of complacency.
“There are still areas to work on. I don’t want anyone to get comfortable. It is the halfway mark of the season and we are in a good position,” he said.
“But it could have been better if we were more consistent from the start of the season. We have to keep this momentum going and hopefully it is good to win a couple of trophies.
Pahang play Kelantan in Kuantan in the FA Cup semifinals first leg on Saturday.