Step on the Gaz
PUBLISHED: 12:38 23 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:14 24 August 2010
WE saw a bit of an upset this week at QPR – and I m not talking about our win against Charlton. Damien Delaney s the new king of go-karting – he took Rowly s title off him when the lads all went down to the track on Tuesday and he ll be the man to beat ne
WE saw a bit of an upset this week at QPR - and I'm not talking about our win against Charlton.
Damien Delaney's the new king of go-karting - he took Rowly's title off him when the lads all went down to the track on Tuesday and he'll be the man to beat next time.
But nobody should think that means we're easing up as far as football goes. We've got two massive games left and we can still have a say at both ends of the table.
We're playing with a lot of freedom, producing some good football and enjoying it - and I think everyone could see the contrast between us and Charlton last Saturday.
To be honest we expected more from them, but as soon as we got a goal they seemed to crumble and they looked like they all had a weight on their shoulders.
Charlton didn't offer a lot, but we were pleased to keep a clean sheet all the same and I felt we were looking more comfortable in the last 10 minutes than we have done for a while.
I'm pleased for Dexter as well - suddenly he's found a purple patch at the end of what's been a tricky season for him.
Maybe people forget how young Dexter is - he's still only 21 and, because of the way he finished last season, expectations and pressure were higher this time.
It's also worth pointing out that a cartilage injury can take some time to come back from - and, in a funny way, what may have helped him is the birth of his son Ramirez.
You wouldn't think that sleepless nights are the best backdrop to playing football, but when you've got a family to look after it can focus your head better.
Like Charlton, Norwich will be the team feeling the pressure when we go there this weekend. Everyone felt they'd already done enough to stay up and I have to say it'd be a travesty if they went down on 52 points.
But there's no reason why we can't go there and make them sweat a bit.
I played with Dion Dublin years ago at Cambridge United and this is going to be his last home game at the end of a fantastic career, but we aren't going to lie down out of sentiment.
As well as Dion, we've got our old friend Jamie Cureton to contend with, so it'll be a good test for our back four, but I'm confident we can come through that and keep our unbeaten run going.