The battle for Championship survival got even tighter on Tuesday evening with Wolves slipping into the bottom three, Peterborough putting five past Millwall, Huddersfield getting hit for six and, of course, Wednesday moving another place up the table.
Just 10 points separate third from bottom Wolves and play-off chasing Forest in eighth spot and the normal safety net of 50 points now looks like being stretched to at least 52.
Indeed, Dave Jones reckons up to 14 teams are involved in the battle to stay in the division.
After our draw at Birmingham, Jones said: “That’s what you want, you want it like that. You want other teams to hopefully drop points and you just keep ticking along.”
Jones believes we could need 52 or 53 points to survive this season and added: “It’s a crazy division and I hate it with a passion. The only predictable thing is the unpredictability about it.”
Wednesday are in 19th place, one of three teams on 37 points and six away from the halfway spot.
Bottom club Bristol City now look in danger of being cut adrift on 31 points … but then people were saying that about Peterborough earlier in the season, while Barnsley couldn’t buy a win under Keith Hill and look at them, now.
And the plot continues this Saturday. While we entertain promotion-chasing Crystal Palace there are three ‘six pointers’ amongst the strugglers , with Huddersfield at home to Ipswich, Bristol City hosting Barnsley and Birmingham going to Peterborough.
Sorry Wednesdayites, any chance of a nice mid-table run-in to the end of the season looks to be out of the question once again.