It's been said a few times this season but only Bolton has been before today. This one definitely is a 'must win' game.
We all know it won't be straightforward, too many years of hardship following Town to think otherwise. We'll win though, probably by a couple.
Whatever anyone's frustrations with Mick and certain players, put them to one side at three and get behind the team. The atmosphere last week was superb - loud, supportive, defiant - so it would be nice to get some of that today.
Win this one, beat Cardiff and the table won't look quite so bad. Then Wolves becomes a very big game.
There's a clear contrast between the affection for Benaud and the grubby, avaricious ways of those running the game today. I think Richie was right up there with Sir Bobby as a man held in genuine affection by all right-thinking people.
It's hard to escape the feeling that we've blown it since January, six defeats in eight away matches is such a contrast to the pre-Christmas resilience.
The season isn't quite done yet though, we need to win the next two but do that and let's see where we are. Overall though, a lack of guile and creativity couple with a defence that seems to give away a goal almost every game looks to have cost us.