Carl Dickinson believes yesterday's Emirates FA Cup victory over Bristol Rovers demonstrates how far the team have come.
The Magpies rallied from 2-0 down to win 4-2, booking a place in the next round.
And the defender, who provided both assists for Ryan Yates' brace, was delighted with how the team responded to the setback.
"We were gutted with the first 15 minutes but we showed what we are all about after that," he said. "We showed our togetherness, our spirit and our quality.
"It was fantastic from the boys. We reacted brilliantly.
"Once we got it back to 2-2 there was only going to be one winner. With some of the football we played in the second half and the chances we created, it could have been five or six.
"To beat a team from the league above, who will be comfortable at that level, shows how far we've come.
"If we can take that type of performance into the league I don't think many teams will beat us.
"We had a couple of results which didn't go too well for us but in the last few weeks we have got our mojo back.
"Sometimes we get labelled as a long-ball team but if you look at our past two games you will have seen how much quality we have."