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3 April 2014

All the heat is on the top six says Mick

Mick McCarthy says all the pressure is on the teams above Blues as he takes his side to Blackburn at the weekend chasing a Play-Off place. 

Town could go into the top six with a win at Ewood Park on Saturday and have a fully fit squad to choose from – apart from long term absentee, David McGoldrick. 

Reading, two points above Blues, currently hold sixth place, with Wigan four points above them. Derby and QPR look assured of at least a Play-Off place and can’t be ruled out of automatic promotion.  

“I don’t see us as being under pressure when it comes to the top six,” Mick told the Club website. 

“The pressure is on the teams in the top six. At this stage of the season they will be desperate not to fall out of those Play-Off places. 

“It’s the same at the bottom. I still get tingles down my spine when I think back to last year at this time and we’d come off the pitch hoping we had not dropped into the bottom three. That hits you so hard.

“Fortunately this season we’re looking at the other end of the table and getting in the top six and there is certainly a psychological advantage for the clubs that gain momentum and come from behind. 

“It happened to me when I was at Sunderland. Crystal Palace came from nowhere and got in the Play-Offs right at the end and beat us in the semi-finals and when on to win promotion.”

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