Saturday’s vital win at Bury has pretty much guaranteed a spot in the play-offs with Millwall six points ahead of seventh place Gillingham with just two games left – including an away match at Gillingham.

We face Oldham Athletic at The Den on Saturday (April 30). They have nothing to play for so it would take an almighty collapse for us not to get across the line.

The 3-1 win at Gigg Lane was an important in securing that play-off place and special thanks must go to Shrewsbury Town for their great 3-2 win at Priestfield.

Chris Taylor scored a brace for us and Steve Morison got another, his 18th of the season; it was important that that Morro stepped up with top-scorer Lee Gregory out injured.

Morison was struggling to be fit for the match himself after getting a knock in the Fleetwood match. Maybe now we should leave Gregory out of the Oldham match and get him fit for the play-offs rather than risk him against the Latics. The same could apply to Morison as well.

It was particularly nice to see Tony Craig make it back onto the pitch at Bury as a late substitute for Morison after the injury nightmare he has endured this season. If we can get through to the summer without any more knocks and absences we can be thankful for a relatively damage-free season, contributed to us using just 29 players this season compared to the 42 last season.

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Neil Harris wanted a smaller squad to give our own youngsters an opportunity to be involved in the first team. This has been the outstanding plus point – seeing youngsters like Ben Thompson and Mahlon Romeo come through and establish themselves as first choice players.

The one downer this week was that so many loyal supporters missed out on Gillingham tickets after our paltry 1,159 allocation was sold out in little over an hour this week.

Many supporters who arrived an hour or so before the ticket office opened left empty-handed. The club really should look to put in place a loyalty scheme to distribute tickets for small allocations in a fairer manner.

Marathon man

Away from football I would like to take this opportunity to thank the great crowds at the London Marathon this Sunday. Running my third London Marathon on Sunday, the knee pain I developed before half-way round meant I couldn’t get anywhere near the time I wanted and really needed the support of the crowds to get me round. It is the best mass-participation marathon in terms of crowd support in the world.

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