The Stags put on a fine display last Friday to hand Home United their first loss of the campaign, overtaking the Protectors into second place in the S.League standings in the process.
After a shaky start to 2017, which saw them lose six of their opening nine matches in all competitions, the Stags have won five of their past six outings.
The returns of talismanic striker Khairul Amri and playmaker Shahdan Sulaiman from injury have been a huge boost. But the likes of Shakir Hamzah and Yasir Hanapi -- thriving in a new role further forward -- have also played a big role in the turnaround of their fortunes.
It is the improvement his charges have made in recent weeks that further fuels Raab's belief that they can give the White Swans a run for their money.