We’ve got nine cup finals to play says Jones

Saturday’s derby relegation clash with Barnsley is the first of nine upcoming cup finals for Wednesday, according to boss Dave Jones.

We go into the game a point behind Barnsley and one point and one place above the relegation positions. However, with just 10 points separating bottom club Bristol City from Burnley in 11th spot, there is still plenty to play for in the closing weeks of the season.

With a trip to Bristol City to follow on Easter Monday, Jones said that, as usual, the Easter period is an important time for clubs, but he added : “It’s not a defining weekend, there are still plenty of points on the table. It’s important we win our home games and pick up points away from home.

“Every game we play is a huge one. After Bristol City we have Blackburn here, we’ve still got Peterboorugh to play, we’ve still got Blackpool to play and they are all teams around us … nobody is safe, nobody is guaranteed anything at this moment.

“We have nine cup finals to play … we have just got to make sure we are at our best and do our best.”

Looking at the season overall, Jones said: “It would be a fantastic achievement for us to stay in the division this year because of everything that has gone on at the club in the past.”