This weekend will see five sides in action as they all fight to stay in League 1.
Oxford United travel to Doncaster, Rochdale face Bradford at home, Oldham travel to Wimbledon and of course we travel to play off hopefuls Scunthorpe.
On paper our trip to Scunthorpe is probably the most difficult out of all the relegation candidates but Scunthorpe do have one of the worst home records in recent weeks.
Oxford have found themselves amongst it following just two wins in their last twelve league games and still have to travel to Blackburn on the final day. They will need to grab something at Doncaster tomorrow if they don’t want to be panicking on the penultimate week of the season.
Rochdale are probably the most inform team in the mix but have been dealt a blow with leading goal scorer Ian Henderson suspended now until the final day. Rochdale do have the fortune of having three out their last four at home and with the form and fight from Keith Hill you would expect them to get out of trouble.
Oldham facing Wimbledon is another like Tuesdays game with Rochdale where you don’t really know what result you would want. Should Wimbledon win then they would surely be safe but an Oldham win and we drop a place. I’m happy enough to give Wimbledon their safe status by keeping Oldham below us. However after tomorrow Oldham face two sides with nothing to play for at home – Southend and Doncaster.
Both Doncaster and Northampton will have a say on the relegation shake up and given our past memories with Doncaster then you don’t expect them to help us at all.
I’ll be honest I think we are done for. Our squad lacks quality in many areas and our form isn’t great, we just haven’t had that new manager syndrome that we all expected and just proves these players don’t cut it.
Northampton is a must win game for us and failure to beat them will inevitably see us relegated.
Will we be travelling to Sunderland or Stevenage next season? I think by 5pm next Saturday our fate could have already been sealed. Here’s hoping that we are still within touching distance going into the final day at Fleetwood.