All we needed was the win. It was gritty, hard-fought and tough, but it was exactly what we needed. Nothing less was to be expected when facing a hard working Ipswich side though.
That victory has propelled us out of the bottom three and above Barnsley. Our fate in our own hands.
Of this mini four-game season, tonight’s trip to Bolton was undoubtedly always going to be the toughest on paper. Bolton have surprised many this season and continue to defy the odds under Phil Parkinson.
Supposedly, they were bankers to go down but their strong home form throughout the season has ensured they keep their heads above water. Nonetheless, they are by no means out of danger and this game is huge for them too.
A win for Blues tonight would draw us level on points with the Trotters and potentially a point behind Hull who travel to champions-elect Wolves. More importantly, it would increase the gap between Blues and the bottom three to five points as Barnsley`s scheduled game at Nottingham Forest yesterday fell victim to the weather.
Blues boast a decent record against Bolton in recent years and who can forget the ‘Miracle at the Macron’? Bolton will pose a similar test to Ipswich. They`re another hard-working side that will be hard to break down.
Garry Monk has talked of ‘maintaining the same attitude` and ‘fighting together`. If Blues can apply that to tonight’s clash, it will stand them in good stead.
Hopefully, the near 5,000 travelling fans can make it feel like a home game and drag the team to victory.
Wouldn`t it be a fantastic Easter weekend if we can return from the Macron with something in the bag?!