David Jeffrey will remind his players of Newry City's 1-0 win over Cliftonville last month as he bids to boot into touch any complacency in the Windsor Park dressing room.
The chances of any of his troops believing the Gibson Cup mission has already been accomplished is probably zero but Jeffrey is always fearful of one agonising slip just before the finishing line.
The champions are three points ahead of Glentoran and five clear of Cliftonville - but their four remaining fixtures, starting with the clash against Gerry Flynn's side at Windsor tomorrow, are unlikely to be strolls in the early summer sunshine.
The Blues are also at home to title rivals Glentoran and face tricky trips to Glenavon and a rejuvenated Crusaders side.
Linfield have already progressed to the JJB Sports Irish Cup decider against Coleraine, however when you consider that the league title is always their number one goal, their last four league clashes are even bigger than cup finals.
And as Newry demonstrated against the Reds last month, they have the tools to slow down an opponent's title charge.
"They are a team which is building and building and I expect them to be even stronger next season," said Jeffrey.
"I was very impressed by their victory over a very strong Cliftonville side who have been superb this season.
"Anyone who thinks this game is going to be an easy win for Linfield should remember that result. Without any shadow of a doubt, Newry are capable of beating Linfield in the same way they beat an outstanding Cliftonville team. They have players capable of winning at Windsor Park but every one of our four league games is a cup final.
"You have three teams going for the line and Crusaders, who are in fantastic form, will believe they can beat the top three.
"It's going to be extremely tight and that's why you really can't look beyond the next test which for us is a very tough one."
If the Blues go on to secure a hat-trick of Premier League titles, every one of their players will receive a pat on the back - if not a peck on the cheek - from their boss but one man whose contribution should never be overlooked is that of their number one, Alan Mannus.
The Northern Ireland shot-stopper was this week named as the runner-up to Crusaders winger Stevie Coulter for the Northern Ireland Football Writers' Player of the Month Award for March.
"There is never a lot of hype or attention given to goalkeepers," added Jeffrey. "Strikers can miss a chance, a defender can miss a clearance and a midfielder can hit a poor pass but there is no hiding place for goalkeepers.
"Alan has been Mr Consistency for us and in a number of games this season his saves have earned us vital points - they have been game saving saves.
"He may have periods in a game when he hasn't been called into action but he has been able to maintain his concentration levels superbly well."