Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon says Blues must keep going to stay safe

If there was a football Oscar for drama, the script writers of the Championship would already have their winner’s speech written and rehearsed.

Of course, if there really were script writers for the league where anyone really can beat anyone else, their storylines would have been thrown out for being too unbelievable.

Instead of the play-off contenders running like a list of the league’s members, this year plays on the fear of relegation among the masses.

Ipswich picked up what everyone would have taken beforehand — four points from six across two tightly-packed Easter games to hit the ‘magical’ (cough, cough) 50-point-mark.

But instead of celebrating safety, the 3-0 win over Leeds and now standard goalless draw on the road, this time at Millwall, has taken us from four to three points from the trapdoor.

It is hard to know how far up the table you go now with who is realistically still in the dogfight, such is the ‘concertinaing’ (the word of Mick McCarthy).

After Saturday’s win, which hinged on that red card, one of my prominent Ipswich Twitter pals tweeted ‘#itfc safe now, I think’.

Unfortunately, no. It’s the sides below that set the tone and at the minute they’re proving they’re far from dead men.

The good news is it is always true that if you don’t concede a goal you won’t lose the game.

And, incredibly, we haven’t let one in now in 12 minutes short of 11 hours, which again shows what great work McCarthy and Terry Connor are doing.

Three home games, albeit against good sides, should help see us safe but it is important not to enter a losing streak now as we travel to in-form Derby County on Saturday (3pm).

We might not be box office on the Football League show anymore, but I’ll take Clem keeping clear if we inch our way to safety.