Cardiff City should have “no fear” in their Championship play-off decider against Sheffield Wednesday, says Dave Jones who managed both clubs.
Cardiff are four points behind sixth-placed Wednesday, who occupy the final play-off spot with two games left.
The Bluebirds must win at Hillsborough to have a chance of leapfrogging the Yorkshire club on the final weekend.
“Sheffield Wednesday have got it to lose. They may have a few nerves,” Jones told BBC Radio Wales Sport.
“They [Cardiff] have got to go into the game with no fear.”
The former Southampton and Wolves boss took charge of Wednesday in 2012, leaving Hillsborough the next year.
Jones believes Cardiff’s recent experience of play-off encounters could give the Bluebirds the edge.
“The club has been in that position many times,” he added.
“Who will be the most nervous? I would probably say Sheffield Wednesday because they’ve got it to lose.”
Jones has been out of work since leaving Wednesday, but is now “actively seeking” a return to management.
“I took some time out to spend with my family. I’ve not really had a break away from it,” he said.
“I’ve done a lot of consultancy work of late. I want to get back in and I just have to wait for the right opportunity.”