Steve Sidwell believes back-to-back wins this week have secured Championship football for another season at Fulham.
The Whites were victorious in a real six-pointer against MK Dons on Saturday and backed that result up with a superb triumph at Preston on Tuesday night.
Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele continued their fine scoring sprees at Deepdale to ease the pressure on Slavisa Jokanovic’s side.
That result, coupled with Rotherham’s draw with Bristol City and the Dons’ damaging defeat to Wolves, moved Fulham seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Karl Robinson’s team now look likely to join Charlton and dismal Bolton in slipping out of the second tier with just six games of the campaign remaining.
Sidwell, who was Fulham’s top scorer during the 2013-14 season and was linked with a return in January before moving to Brighton, thinks the bottom three is now set in stone.
“I think it is,” came the response from Sidwell on Sky Sports News when asked if he thought the basement battle was all but over.
“You look at Fulham’s last couple of games, getting back-to-back wins, that was massive.
“Rotherham are on a fantastic run since [Neil] Warnock has gone in there and taken change. The gap is just too much to catch up.”
Former QPR manager Ian Holloway, no stranger to a relegation battle himself, isn’t so sure you can write off MK Dons just yet.
However, the outspoken character reckons this weekend’s scrap between the Buckinghamshire outfit and fellow strugglers City could spell the end.
“There’s one big game left,” Holloway added. “If Rotherham can win this game then MK might be doomed.
“But it’s not over yet. You’ve got to take your hat off to Neil Warnock because he’s given that group belief.”
Fulham host Cardiff City at the Cottage weekend while Charlton play Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Rangers and Bolton travel to Derby County.