Carlton captain Chris Judd has warned his team-mates not to be content with just breaking the club's finals hoodoo ahead of Saturday's semi-final against West Coast in Perth.
The Blues secured their first finals victory in 10 years with a 62-point demolition of Essendon at the MCG on Sunday to book a knockout semi-final clash with the Eagles.
While pleased that Carlton shook the monkey off the back, Judd urged his team-mates to not rest on their laurels when they travel across the Nullarbor.
"We're certainly rapt to have our first finals win for the best part of a decade, the boys were pleased," Judd said.
"But you really have to measure that with the fact we've got a huge challenge this week, we need to get back on the horse against West Coast."
Judd acknowledged playing the Eagles on home soil wouldn't be an easy task, but said the Blues would head to Western Australia in good spirits after belting the Bombers.
"There's not too many tougher challenges in AFL footy," Judd said.
"They've had a lot of players in career-best form and with their talls all the way across the field they can really stretch sides."
"We've still got a young group that hasn't played a lot of finals football so there's no doubt that as a collective we'll get a lot of confidence out of how we played on Sunday and hopefully take that into this week's game."
Judd remains hopeful Bryce Gibbs, who was sporting a sling on Monday, will overcome a shoulder complaint to take on the Eagles.
The skipper said ruckman Matthew Kreuzer would be given every chance to prove his fitness, while fellow big man Shaun Hampson is in contention for a senior recall following his six-goal haul in the VFL for Northern Bullants on Sunday.
But the news doesn't look so good for Jarrad Waite, who has reportedly been ruled out for the rest of the year and will undergo surgery on his injured hip.
"We had decided today was decision time and following further consultations with Jarrad and the medical staff this afternoon it was decided time had run-out on Jarrad being able to make a significant contribution this season,” said general manager football operations Stephen Icke.
"Jarrad will have surgery on his injured hip as soon as possible to ensure he is able to resume training in our pre-Christmas program."