Date: 28th April 2008 at 3:03pm
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MON believes that the race for 5th Place will go right to the wire, but he believes Everton are in the driving seat.

Speaking to the Evening Mail, our manager said:

“I can see Europe going right to the wire and we have to keep our side of the bargain. Everton are in the driving seat. They are in control of their destiny but they have a tough game on Sunday at Arsenal.

“We have a tough game against Wigan and the only thing that we can really do is put incredible pressure on them by winning the game.

“If you could give me either position- I would take Everton`s rather than ours.’

I’m not sure here, I’d rather we played Wigan and Wet Spam rather than Arsenal and Newcastle – but maybe that’s me.

The worst bit will be if we do fail to catch them, we won’t be able to not look back at matches like Fulham that would’ve changed the whole situation for us.

Regardless of what happens though, this season has been a real achievement and could’ve been better. If we do slip up now we’ve set the perfect level to go even further next season if we strengthen the team properly and give ourselves the best possible chance.