With four games remaining in the 2010-2011 npower Football League Championship season, the search for promotion for Cardiff City is now all in their own hands. They lie currently in second place in the table, one point clear of Norwich in third, having won their last four games. Leaders, Queens Park Rangers are on 83 points and Cardiff are on 75, with Norwich on 74, Reading in fourth on 72 and their local rivals Swansea on 70 points in fifth.
Their recent results will land them in good stead for the remaining fixtures as they beat Derby County 4-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium before travelling north for two games against Doncaster and Sheffield United respectively. They beat Doncaster 3-1 thanks to two injury time goals from Jason Koumas and they beat Sheffield United 2-0 at Bramall Lane. After that, they beat 10-man Portsmouth 3-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium, last Saturday.
Next weekend, they face the leaders QPR at the CCS (Cardiff City Stadium) in what could be an absolutely incredible game, but not only that, this could be, what has been labelled as, a vital game by officials at Cardiff City FC. If Cardiff can get a draw or a win from this game, then they could guarantee themselves at least a play-off spot from this season, however conversely QPR could also, if results go their way, be promoted this weekend, so it is a big weekend in more ways than one.
After the QPR game, they travel to Preston on Easter Monday to face a side who are fighting for survival in the division, and who are also just coming into some better form. Following that, Cardiff face Middlesbrough at home on Monday 2nd of May and their final game will be against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday 7th of May in a game which they will hope will secure them an automatic promotion spot.
All that has to be said is that if Cardiff win their last four games, nobody can overtake them in the table, but they won’t want to have to go through the play-offs again, especially not after last year.
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