With the run we’ve been on, and with teams above us dropping points on Saturday, the draw at Newport has to be viewed as a disappointing result. Fortunately, it hasn’t been a costly draw, the gap to third place remains at six points (with a game in hand) and the cushion to the play-offs cushion reduced by one point. If we can back up Saturday’s result with three points in this upcoming game against Yeovil, the run continues, anything less and we’re back to looking nervously over our shoulders to hang onto a play-off spot.
Having based this recent run on a settled line-up and being able to score the first goal in games, to have salvaged the draw against Newport via the introductions of Kyel Reid and Maxime Biamou from the bench, it’s a sign that Mark Robins hasn’t simply stumbled on a temporary winning formula. Players are likely to get fatigued over the next seven games, we’re also likely to fall behind in at least a couple of those games, the Newport result was a sign that we might be able to overcome those kind of setbacks.