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A disappointing loss to Brighton last night which meant Town lost the chance to go top of the Championship. Town are now in third place below Middlesborough (same points as ‘Boro but a worse goal difference). It is though very close at the top of the table as leaders Bournemoouth lost on Tuesday away at Leeds.

Up to now there has been no run away leader of the Championship and all the top 6 teams currently have great chances to get promotion this season. This is a crunch time for Town now both mentally and physically. Town need to be strong in both areas and work hard to get points for the remainder of the season. The performance against Brighton wasn’t great and Mick McCarthy was unhappy with it especially in the first half. There were some positives with Daryl Murphy scoring again and Freddie Sears scoring his first Town goal.

The next game for Town is Wigan at home on Sat 31 January so there is time to take a break and get prepared well for that. It is great Town are in such a good position and the team need to believe they can either win the Championship outright or be second and get automatic promotion. A play off place is of course possible but given Town’s position it is almost a poor option/consolation!

Here is a video compilation of manager Mick McCarthy over the last two years at Town:

It has been a great season so far for the team and supporters and as I said in my last post this is the time now for Town to push on. The loss at Brighton was not good but they can put it behind them on focus on every game one by one to win and at least get a point. This is the way to get the top or second place and get promotion and performances are not as important as winning points! Winning points and performing well is of course ideal but that cannot always happen. There is no reason Town should not be confident
enough to believe they are good enough to win the Championsship this season. Come on Town team, you can win the Championship if you get yourselves together and stay and play together for every game from now to the end of the season.

Town must be confident, but realistic and work hard and the reward of promotion will happen! COME ON YOU BLUES!!

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