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13 February 2018

Big ask for top six place says skipper but only combined effort will make it happen

Luke Chambers says it’s a big ask to get in the Play-Offs but for Town to have a chance, it has to be a united front.

Blues are eight points adrift of the top six after the goalless draw with Burton at the weekend and face a derby day trip to Norwich on Sunday, with Town ahead of the Canaries on goal difference.

“We are still in there fighting for a top six place but we need to put a run together,” Luke told the Club website.

“You could ask what right do we have to be challenging for the Play-Offs though? When you look at the clubs in the Championship and see what some are getting from the parachute payments, what it is - £40m this year - and look at the millions that some clubs are throwing at it, it’s nowhere near a level playing field. 

“We’re still in there though. We know it’s going to be a big ask but we will be giving it a right good go. 

“We need the supporters to stay with us though. No one wants a situation when one bad pass or a missed opportunity changes the mentality of people from positive to negative. I think a lot of that goes on in the game now everywhere.

“When we made the Play-Offs three years ago, the fans pulled us through games on occasions. When we needed a lift from the stands, we got it. You need that sometimes but we also know it’s down to what we do on the pitch to get the fans going as well.”

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