Burnley, Derby, QPR and Nottingham Forest appear to be the four teams in automatic promotion contention. How do you rate each of their chances?

QPR seem to be falling away through what appear to be problems behind the scenes more than anything.

If Forest can get key players back fit they are going to be a force, but it’s how far away they are from having a fully fit squad.

I think Derby will go the distance in the race. Steve McClaren will probably be of the same mind as us, in that if defeat is avoided it will be a good result.

I think Leicester might have a hiccup yet. But for second spot at the moment we’re in the driving seat. A win on Saturday will be a huge boost.


 FOREST looked arguably the worst side to visit Turf Moor in the first half, yet they had been unbeaten in 14, so it's fair to say they might not be that bad again.

QPR, ironically, are missing the goals of a certain Charlie Austin but have a massive squad, despite what Harry Redknapp says to the contrary. They seem to lack team spirit.

I think Derby are Burnley’s biggest rivals for second place. They seem a decent side and I think Saturday’s match with them is now the biggest game of our season.

I really want to believe that this is our season. In the three games we've lost, we haven't been outplayed. I think we've matched and, in most cases, been better than the current top six.


You would hope with the result last Saturday we have made sure that Nottingham Forest can't catch us unless we have a dip in form and quickly lose three games, bearing in mind we've only lost that many all season.

In my opinion our biggest game since the promotion season is our next one against Derby.

If we can get three points I don't think Derby will catch us. Providing we win on Saturday I think QPR are the only team capable of the consistency needed to reach automatic promotion, I just hope they don’t.