William Troost-Ekong insists automatic promotion is very much the primary target and that the team are just concerned with churning out win after win rather than worrying about what their top-six rivals are doing.
The Golden Boys are on a four-game winning streak and have lost just one of their last 10 to move level on points with second-place Brentford. The defender describes having to navigate their way through the play-offs as “Plan B” and that all eyes are on trying to chalk up as many victories as possible in the last 14, creating some scoreboard pressure and seeing where that leaves the team.
“There is still a long way to go and we have to play Norwich and all the teams around us,” said the summer signing from Udinese. “I still think it's difficult to say how many points we will need for automatic promotion. In the past it's been between 75 and 90 points, so we want to reach that level before we start looking around at others.
“We've got a board up and just crossing off the wins we think we need. I know it's a cliche, but we are taking each game as it comes and the coach is hammering that into us. We aren't looking at any calculations.”