Defeats for fellow strugglers Rotherham and Coventry last night kept alive Wednesday’s slim hopes of avoiding relegation from the Championship … but we need to start winning games again and beginning with tonight’s Hillsborough clash with Huddersfield.
Seven successive defeats, three of them under new boss Darren Moore, sees us still seven points from safety with just 11 games remaining and Moore said ahead of another ‘must-win’ match this evening: “We have got to start winning games, slowly but surely I do see signs of improvements but we have to keep working.
“It is another big game for us. We are still in the double figures of games to go and we still feel that the games are there for us.”
The side looked a more cohesive unit in the first half against league leaders Norwich on Sunday and we go into the game knowing that three points for the Owls, coupled with a defeat for 21st-placed Birmingham who are at home to Reading tonight and under new boss Lee Bowyer, would lift us to within four points of the Midlanders, with a game in hand.
Rotherham still sit one place and four points above us, having played two games less than ourselves, and we also know that if we lose against Huddersfield and bottom club Wycombe beat Barnsley in their home game this evening then we will drop to the foot of the table.
Julian Borner is available again after his one-game ban while Chey Dunkley will be assessed ahead of the match after suffering a hamstring injury in training last week.
Meanwhile, our home game with Swansea which was frozen off last month, has been rearranged for April 13, kick off 6pm.