City's Easter returns show a real fighting spirit in the side
I bumped into Liam Fontaine at the coffee shop on Wednesday where we had a quick chat about what was a fantastic Easter weekend for Bristol City. He was telling me about how those two crucial victories in the space of two days has really ramped up the belief in the camp and how the players are confident they can go to Birmingham tomorrow and get a result to further enhance their prospects of staying in the Championship.
Winning at St Andrew's, however, is no easy task at the best of times.
That Birmingham are up there among the in-form sides in the Championship at the moment makes things even harder.
I think a point would be a decent return ahead of a tricky game against West Ham, who are the best team away from home in the league by a country mile, at Ashton Gate on Tuesday.
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If they can emerge with a couple of points and unbeaten from those two games and then chalk up a win over Barnsley next weekend then it will almost be job done for me.
They couldn't really be going into the final few weeks of the season in better shape though after a weekend that exceeded all expectations.
The performance at Forest on Saturday was the catalyst and helped to build a platform from which City were able to go on and do the business against Coventry at Ashton Gate on Monday.
Derek McInnes set them up perfectly to soak up the pressure at the City Ground and Chris Wood and Jon Stead worked tirelessly up front knowing full well that they would be feeding off scraps.
When they got a rare chance to get into the Forest box, Jon did really well to get something out of nothing by anticipating Lee Camp's mistake to win a penalty.
Let's not kid ourselves, Forest were the better side in terms of possession and attacking intent, but City showed some real grit and determination and were phenomenal in their defending.
Louis Carey and Andre Amougou were phenomenal at the heart of defence and Cole Skuse and Kalifa Cisse were similarly outstanding in front of them.
I said a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to see the players' passion reflected in their body language and they definitely showed how much they cared on Saturday.
Louis, in particular, has been a real lion in recent weeks after spending a lot of the season on the sidelines.
His love for the Bristol City has never been in question and it just shows that in these situations it is sometimes good to have a local lad in there giving their all for the club they love.
I remember Louis as a fresh-faced 15-year-old working his way through the ranks at Ashton Gate many years ago.
He looked about 70 walking off the City Ground pitch after having his face and body battered for 90 minutes on Saturday!
Dean Gerken also deserves a mention for making a couple of fantastic saves and grabbing his chance with both hands.
It is difficult enough to come into the team and be under the spotlight when your side is fighting a relegation battle.
Dean also has the added pressure of replacing one of the best goalkeepers the country has ever produced in David James.
You have to say well done to Derek also for the way he managed the squad over the weekend.
After a fantastic result at Forest, it must have been tempting to keep the same staring line-up.
Derek, however, bravely shuffled his pack for the Coventry game. It started badly with a comical own goal and City fans must have been thinking 'here we go again'.
Unlike the poor reaction offered up following David James' own goal against Watford a few weeks back, City dug in and showed a totally different mindset and deservedly went on to win a game in what was a high pressure situation for them.
Six points from those two games was not something that many people would have predicted last Friday so well done to the players and well done to Derek...but the job is from from finished.
The job awaiting him next season will be the thing uppermost in Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee's mind at the moment.
He suffered the heaviest defeat of his time in charge at Crewe on Monday and I'm pretty certain that will have learned quite a bit from it as he continues to plot what he needs to do over the summer to turn Rovers into serious promotion contenders next season.
Rovers have been on a great run since Mark's arrival so this blip will now give him a chance to assess which players are able to react positively in the wake of a poor performance and a defeat.
I fancy the game will have served to make Mark's mind up about certain things, so, while the result was negative, there are quite a few positives you can take out of it.
Something like this was going to happen eventually and it's better to learn these things about your team in defeat when you're neither chasing promotion or fighting relegation.
One of Mark's best signings over the summer, however, will be a new pitch at the Memorial Stadium.
I heard Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler call it the worst he'd ever seen in the Football League after the two sides drew 2-2 on Friday.
To be fair, Mark agreed by calling it 'embarrassing' and I'm sure he can't wait until it's ripped up and replaced with something more suitable before the start of next season.