Home wins could hold promotion key

Last updated : 05 March 2003 By Michael Morris
We must start to make Ninian Park the winning fortress it was earlier in the season. We do not have a bad record at home but three points from the last three games is not good enough. Thats 6 points dropped and as we start the final run in to the end of the season we need to turn those draws we have had of late into victories. It would be better to win two and lose one rather than stay unbeaten with three draws.

City are in a reasonable run of form, unbeaten in the last 7. We have stabilised after the nightmare at Huddersfield. It echo's what happened last season. The defining moment was the stuffing we received at Wigan. Then we went until the end of the season unbeaten, we managed and play off spot with ease and missed out on automatic promotion by 1 point.

We are in a much better poisition at the moment. Win our game in hand and we go second. It is in our own hands this time. We are not relying on others to slip up, win all our games we go up. Simple? Well not so simple, that would be an immense achievement for any side but you get the idea, we can do this.

Our away form has been great of late. Three wins and a draw in the four games played since Huddersfield. 7 points from 9 picked up in the last 8 days on our travels.

The attention now turns on Ninian Park.

This Saturday we entertain Notts County, we are away at Tranmere a week Friday before a 4 day home double header, Blackpool on Tuesday March 18th and Mansfield on Friday 21st March.

It was noticeable last night at Brentford that all the supporters were 100% behind the players and the men on the field responded with one of the most committed displays I've seen for a while. As we approach the final 1/4 of the season the same must happen at Ninian Park. If we are to do this it will need players and supporters working together. We all want the same thing. We can achieve it. Lets stick together.

Win our home games over the next 2 weeks and I feel we will be in second place and still have our game in hand. It's been nearly 20 years since we were in the second tier of the football league. Hopefully we are only a couple months away from returning.