Former Huddersfield Town goalkeeper turned pundit Matt Glennon says the Town players just need to keep their nerve now with Championship safety in sight.
With Wigan and Blackpool already relegated, Town have three games left and survival is firmly in their own hands. Town go to relegation rivals and boss Neil Warnock’s former club Cardiff City on Sunday (April 30) knowing three points will be huge in their fight to avoid the drop.
Cardiff won 2-1 at Rotherham on Thursday night all but sealing their own escape route and Radio Leeds pundit Glennon said: “It’s a huge game on the back of a long away trip but I think whoever holds their nerve at Cardiff will win.
“This is the first game in a while where they will play at home and they are favourites to win. It’s OK being the underdog against the play-off teams but all the pressure is on them on Sunday. Their home crowd will expect a win.
“I really think if Town go for them like they did against Sunderland I can see us winning. I have belief we will hold our nerve and come out on top.”
Town currently have 44 points and Cardiff 49 points and Glennon added: “I’m hoping all we need is four points from our last three games to survive.
“However, it’s crunch time now and it’s in our own hands so let’s concentrate on us and see what happens.”
It’s a cliché, of course, but anyone can beat anyone in the Championship and Glennon said that while those inconsistencies make for great entertainment for the neutral, it’s a tear-your-hair-out experience for fans whose side is scrapping to survive.
Glennon grinned: “The results recently have been a disgrace really over the last two weeks. Burnley losing to QPR, Watford losing again, Wigan and Reading picking up points, it’s been a mixed bag.
“The Championship is just a crazy division, you’ve no idea how games are going to pan out. It could have been worse but it could have been a lot better.
“The inconsistencies of the Championship can be frustrating. Obviously it worked in Town’s favour with that five game run, and Town did start the trend of beating play-off teams.
“However, to see other sides do it as well is just infuriating! The bottom line is that it’s still in Town’s own hands and that’s all you can ask.
“Win all three games and Town will survive. But, as we know, it’s not that simple.”