Martin O'Neill: “We’ve got difficult fixtures coming up – including Norwich – so we’ve got our work cut out.
“But I think we’ve known that, really, since the start of the season.
“It’s been tough going throughout the season and we will have to really fight through these last nine games.
“I was asked last week about the fact that we are only a few points away from the top ten and yet only a few points away from the relegation zone, so it will be like that for the rest of the season.
“But we need to start winning and next week is a big game for us.”