Jobi: No Nerves

Jobi McAnuff says he is not nervous about the final run-in to the end of the season.

While fans' nerves jangle, Jobi remains cool and explains:

"Speaking for myself, I treat every game as the same; this is my third season and I have been playing against these teams in that time - so not a lot has changed in terms of personnel.

"It is just a different situation, the fact that we are going for the play-offs - but it is still the same people you are up against so you try and treat it as normally as possible."

As for playing two games in three days, he says that holds no fears either.

"It is definitely very testing when you have two games in such a short space of time because it is just difficult in terms of recovery," he explains.

"You possibly feel worse on the Monday when the knocks come through, so recovery is really important.

"Obviously they are going to be tired as well so you have to get on with it, and the freshness wins out."

Jobi missed the trip to Reading through injury and adds:

"I wasn't at Reading but it is disappointing because even if we had drawn against them they would be three points behind us.

"The teams we have lost to have all been vying against us for a place in the play-offs so they have been big defeats that we have been disappointed with.

"We have got Crystal Palace coming up then Wigan away on the last day which will be a massive game so we need to turn it around and get some momentum going into the play-offs."

Of his injury, he says:

"I had a reserve game against Ipswich and I had a bit of a twinge in my hamstring - it was tight and I didn't make it through the whole game.

"I had a scan on Thursday of last week and there was a bit of swelling so I had to rest it up and let it calm down.

"I have been doing a bit of work with the physio and then went back to full training; I hope I will be as involved as possible on Saturday - if so, I will definitely be back on it."

His old club Wimbledon have been relegated - the first team this season to have a change in status assured - and he adds:

"It is sad but everyone down there was gearing towards division two anyway, so it was just a matter of time before they were officially relegated.

"They have been having some decent results against top teams, so hopefully it will stand them in good stead and they will bounce straight back up.

"There are still some good players there so I am sure the gaffer is doing his scouting!

"When I was there it was quite frustrating because we were a match for most teams but we would just concede a sloppy goal here and there.

"That was the only difference between Wimbledon and the other teams - hopefully they will get a bit more luck next year."