LI­ONS ARE BE­ING BACKED INTO A COR­NER

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

IT SEEMS in­creas­ingly un­likely that Mill­wall ver­sus Wat­ford will be a Cham­pi­onship fix­ture in 2015-2016.

With five and four games left re­spec­tively, both sides’ fu­tures re­main up for grabs, but the Li­ons have one foot in a dif­fer­ent di­vi­sion.

A first win in ten on Good Fri­day re­newed their sur­vival hopes un­der­taker in­terim manager Neil Har­ris fol­low­ing two draws, but what was an up­hill strug­gle now bor­ders on the ver­ti­cal.

Although the gap to safety is still seven points, with one fewer fix­ture it is a much harder task. Wat­ford dis­patched weaker op­po­si­tion, much as they have done all sea­son – no side has dropped fewer points against the bot­tom half.

This bodes well for a run-in in which ninth­placed Not­ting­ham For­est pose their great­est chal­lenge. Nor­wich’s late win­ner kept the Hor­nets out of the au­to­matic pro­mo­tion po­si­tions, but they did gain a po­ten­tially-cru­cial one goal boost to their goal dif­fer­ence ver­sus the Ca­naries.

STAR MAN GABRI

ELE AN­GEL

LA Wat­ford

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