George Burley believes his Ipswich side can still control their automatic promotion fate.

The Suffolk side suffered a crushing blow when they slipped to a shock 2-1 home defeat to struggling Crewe last weekend.

Their misery was compounded by Bradford City beating QPR on the same afternoon - a result which put the Bantams back into second place with two games left.

City entertain Oxford tomorrow before travelling to play-off hopefuls Wolves while Ipswich visit Birmingham on Sunday and finish at home to Sheffield United.

Burley said: "I still feel promotion is in our own hands because I don't think Bradford can get six points. A win at Birmingham would put us back in the driving seat.

"Wolves are a very tough side at home so a victory this weekend will make us favourites again. It has been a see-saw battle so it can swing back again in our favour."

Ipswich have just one major injury worry ahead of their visit to Birmingham with striker James Scowcroft hurting his knee in training.

Burley's side are also bidding to improve their wretched recent record at St Andrews which has seen them fail to win there since the 1985-86 season.

Play-off contenders Bolton and Wolves meet in a crucial match at the Reebok Stadium tonight.

Wolves dropped out of the top six in midweek when Watford secured their sixth successive win.

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