Before Sheffield Wednesday entertain Sheffield United on Sunday, we get to play two donsecutive home matches and could reasonably expect to have acquired a 17 point lead over Wednesday. Huddersfield could make up ground but the bottom line is we could be effectively be crossing off the last six games of the season. That gives us every prospect of sealing promotion during March.
I do not expect Rochdale to halt the procession tomorrow nor stay on even terms for long after 7.45pm kick-off. Their away form is reflective of a side 23rd in the table and a club who have never won at the Valley look like their wait will go on for at least another couple of seasons. I am desperate to see us give someone a good hiding and having said we wouldn't get a better opportunity than two up against ten men at half-time last week, maybe the chance will come sooner than expected. Tomorrow night is no time for a wobble.
Stevenage looked decent on Sunday against Spurs and they are flying high right now. However, we owe them for one of our two league defeats and I was very confident after slipping up at their place that we would batter them at home. If we can get a confident winning performance under our belts tomorrow night, I would hope we can play some football on the deck against Stevenage and secure the points to increase the gap on third.