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We secured our place in the npower Championship with a comfortable win over Middlesbrough as goals by Steve Howard and Leroy Lita in the first half hour banished any fears of us getting relegated With us just one point above the relegation zone, it would have been reasonable to expect us to be nervous but we dominated from the outset against a Middlesbrough side that offered little. Howard put us ahead in the ninth minute with his first goal for the club since joining on loan from Hartlepool in March before Lita, another loanee, added a second after half an hour against his former club. A crowd of 31,375 witnessed the game although many of them would have approached it with some trepidation. We had appeared to be pulling clear of danger before a run of just two points from the previous four games plunged us firmly back into trouble. Defeat at Peterborough last week saw us start the game fifth from bottom and just one point above Barnsley who occupied the third relegation spot. However, they knew their destiny was in their own hands: win or equal Peterborough and Barnsley's results and they would be safe.

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