Reds In Three Way Battle To Avoid The Drop

24 April 2013 06:52
Rovers victory makes task tougher.

It is looking like Barnsley are in a three-way battle with Wolves and Peterborough to avoid the final two relegation spots in the Npower Championship.

Blackburn came from behind to win 2-1 at Millwall last night to lift the Lancashire outfit five points clear of the drop zone, with just six points left to play for.

The Reds sit in the relegation zone along with Wolves, both on 51 points whilst Peterborough sit one place outside on virtue of goal difference.

The next team up is Huddersfield, who host Barnsley on the final day, three points better off. With it being highly unlikely that  Posh, Wolves and The Reds will all win both their remaining games it is now looking increasingly likely that two from this trio will join Bristol City in League One next season. Defeat for Barnsley at home to Hull this weekend could all but seal their fate.

Reds director Don Rowing though told the Star he was remaining positive.

"We've got to stay positive, we can still do it, but I think defeat to Hull would make it virtually impossible to avoid going down.

"But we've been in this position before and managed to get out of jail, even when it to the last game of the season.

"Unfortunately now we're paying for our bad results up to Christmas, but our form since then has been brilliant. It would have been good enough for a play-off position."

"We can't think about relegation, that's something we'd have to deal with if it happened. Personally, I'd be devastated if we got relegated, but while there's hope we'll keep fighting."

If The Reds fall it will end a seven year stay in English football’s second tier, whilst Peterborough who started this season with seven successive defeats have enjoyed two separate spells in the division during that time.

Relegation could prove more catastrophic for Wolves however. The Midlands outfit who were a Premier League team last season have not played third tier football for 24 years.

Source: TykesMAD