Burton Albion, Norwich City, Wigan Athletic. Win those three games and bingo, we’re in the play-offs. Fulham have to go to Huddersfield on Saturday, have to go to Sheffield Wednesday on the final day and have the small matter of Brentford inbetween. Giving up? Surely not.
Too many people are writing us off early. Fulham sit above us on goal difference, Sheffield Wednesday just above that and the pair still have to play each other. Are we capable of beating the three teams that sit in front of us? Yes, if we play well then we will win the games, if not and play like we have the last couple of games we could struggle. We need to lift our game big time because throwing away our season because we can’t string some passes together. The pressure got to the players on Monday and it showed massively, passes going astray early on and players not wanting the ball. The goal came from Jansson running the length of the park and nobody really giving him a decent option on the ball. He lost it and two passes later we are one down.
We need to concentrate on the games in front of us and make sure we win them. If we win those games we are in, it’s as simple as that. If results go our way at the same time then that’s a bonus and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Huddersfield or Brentford took points off Fulham. Our games aren’t straight forward but if we are brave and commit players forward we should be punishing the opposition. Burton and Wigan are fighting for their lives and will be up for the game. Beating Leeds United is always an incentive but with two teams playing for more than pride and Norwich potentially deadly on their day it makes things very tricky. Garry Monk and his players will give everything, the effort levels were huge against Wolves, it was the quality that went missing and unfortunately that’s been the story since the turn of the year. Don’t give up on these lads just yet.