All of the division have played 9 games since the turn of the year. The form of the top 8 makes for interesting reading: Derby P9 W6 D2 L1 Pts20 Bournemouth P9 W3 D2 L4 Pts 11 Middlesboro P9 W6 D2 L1 Pts 20 Ipswich P9 W4 D1 L4 Pts 13 Watford P9 W6 D0 L3 Pts 18 Norwich P9 W7 D1 L1 Pts 22 Brentford P9 W6 D0 L3 Pts 18 Wolves P9 W5 D2 L2 Pts 17 A blistering pace, apart from Bournemouth and Ipswich, and one we are only just holding onto. If it continued like this over the next nine, we would still only be seventh for instance with four to play. Natural odds would tell you that the group will probably drop one or two as the competition gets tougher. We are not well placed for that, although signs in our performances that we may improve.