Mutch has now urged his teammates to take maximum points from their upcoming matches and put pressure on the sides around them.
"From now until the end of the season we need to look to get three points from every game," he is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
"From 20th spot to 16th or 15th everyone is going to be looking to do that, and that isn't necessarily going to happen for every team.
"If we can pick up points over the next three games, we give ourselves a massive chance and put pressure the teams around us."
Cardiff are back in Premier League action on Saturday when they entertain 16th-placed Crystal Palace.