Play-off run in (part 5)

Last updated : 26 April 2008 By Jamie Furniss
We now include Watford in this article as they are now in the dogfight for a play-off place.

After losing 1:0 at Vicarage Road to Scunthorpe, Watford are now well and truly in the play-off dogfight.

After 7th, 8th and 9th all collected points with 5th and 6th both losing the Hornets will be fearing losing their play-off status after only one win in thirteen.

Crystal Palace
The Blades did Hull a favour and the Tigers did Sheffield United a favour. Hull did their part by beating Neil Warnock's Crystal Palace 2:1 at the KC Stadium. Goals from Campbell and Ashbee for Hull secured the three points off the Londoners.

Wolves were held by Coventry at the Ricoh Arena as the scoreline ended 1:1. If the visitors had won the game then they would have been occupying a play-off spot. A goal from Ward on eighteen minutes was ruled out by twenty three goalscorer Sylvan Ebanks Blake midway through the 2nd half.

A late strike by Jonathan Walters for Ipswich meant that the Tractor Boys came away from Deepdale with a point. Miller was also on the scoresheet for Ipswich as they keep even more pressure on the teams around them.

Sheffield United
A Gary Speed brace meant that Sheffield United will go into the final day of the season with something to play for. A few months back everyone thought it would be relegation to League 1 but after an incredible turn around by Kevin Blackwell and his players leave the Blades still hanging in for the two final play-off spots available.

Check on Friday or Saturday next week to see all the previews for the final games of the Championship season in play-off run in (part 6). There will be a live match thread here on Blades Mad for the Southampton game on Sunday.