IN OUR HANDS



Promotion is in our hands, it's ours to lose. Let's take a look at the final run-in and see who stands in our way...


PETERBOROUGH UNITED

Our toughest remaining fixture is the first of the nine. Having put seven past Accrington last weekend, The Posh are our biggest promotion threat in my opinion. We beat them 1-0 at home back in September thanks to a Grant Leadbitter penalty after weathering the storm of attacks they were able to unleash on us. If we're able to get through this one unscathed, there's no reason for any of the others to get the best of us...


CHARLTON ATHLETIC

The Addicks have severely dropped off since we drew 0-0 away back in October, a game that saw us do everything but score! Since then, we've developed a knack of scoring against the run of play. The London side currently sit below the play-off spots but could still sneak in if they're able to turn it around. Let's show how we've changed since the last time we played them and avoid facing them at Wembley (again).


WIGAN ATHLETIC

Lee Johnson's first game in-charge of us happened to be a 1-0 loss at home to a Wigan side who'd only won once all season back in December. The Latics are due to welcome us to the DW Stadium, still in the relegation zone. Let's put that embarrassing defeat to bed by smashing Leam Richardson's side and demonstrate how much we've really changed.


BLACKPOOL

The Tangerines have ascended to the play-off spots in recent weeks, gaining momentum similarly to ourselves. Instead of making way and aiding their play-off spot, let’s hope we can dispatch Neil Critchley's team to ensure we make use of our recent turnaround in both the home and away fixture that await us.


HULL CITY

Should we miss out on promotion, it looks as if the Tiger's will return to the second flight of English football for the first time of asking. We've had to endure three gruelling seasons in League One, but a victory over Hull City will be one of the vital ingredients in making sure it's our final one.


ACCRINGTON STANLEY

If there's ever a fixture to remind us of how far we've fallen, it's Accrington Stanley. Run out winners and collect three points is the perfect way to go about ensuring we leave them in League 1.


PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

We welcomed the Pilgrims to the Stadium of Light back in January, ending up on the losing side. We've come on leaps and bounds as a side since then as LJ has implemented his system, so let's right this wrong and begin the 403 mile return to Sunderland with three points.


NORTHAMPTON TOWN

We conclude our season welcoming the Cobbler's to the Stadium of Light, which hasn't held a single fan in attendance all campaign. Should we do everything right up to the 8th of May, this game could be the final fixture both in the third tier and without fans in, bringing two painful scenarios to an end. Let's do it in style, eh?