MARK ROBINS says Huddersfield Town must forget that Saturday’s hosts Bristol City have already been relegated from the Championship.
Victory in the penultimate game at Ashton Gate would take Robins’ side closer still to survival, and depending on results elsewhere, could even clinch it.
The West Country club’s demotion to League I was confirmed when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Birmingham seven days ago, but they still managed a goalless draw at promotion-chasing Hull on Friday, and boss Robins warned: "Take nothing for granted. Relegation has become a reality for them, and they have a different mindset as a result. We have to want win more than them and make sure we don’t follow them into League I."
Town are three points and three places above the drop zone, but could slip from 19th to 20th tonight, when Blackburn play their game in hand at Millwall.
Town, of course, bounced back from their 1-0 defeat at Blackburn last Tuesday by beating Millwall 3-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.Related content
Robins added: "We are mindful of getting the right balance between rest and recovery and work on the training field. The lads have undoubtedly been lifted by the victory over Millwall, but as we keep saying, we have to follow it up with another.
"It’s about attitude, aptitude and willingness to do the right things more often than not, and these players have shown they are capable.
"We still have two really tough games coming up, and we have to be ready to put in the performances which will ensure we stay up."
After taking 1,724 fans to Wolves and 2,867 to Blackburn, Town are set to take another big following to Ashton Gate, where they last played in February 2007.
That game, in League I, finished 1-1, with Gary Taylor-Fletcher opening the scoring before Lee Johnson, now Oldham’s manager, levelled late on.
Read the match report from that game - which included a Town side featuring Glennon, Holdsworth, Mirfin, Schofield and Booth - by clicking here
Town’s last victory at the venue came five visits previously, in August 1998, when Barry Horne and Marcus Stewart scored in a 2-1 Championship triumph.