“I certainly think we are all going to be getting ready to bite our nails again”
Allardyce said: “That would be great. It would be our best run of the season, putting together five wins in 10 games. It could be four wins, three draws, however we can get to 38 points, which is certainly, I think, going to be enough this year.
“I hope we can achieve it. If we can go on a miraculous run and achieve more, that would make life even more pleasurable for us coming towards the last few games.
“But I certainly think we are all going to be getting ready to bite our nails again. I think it is going to go right to the wire, so we will need to be biting our nails.
“I hope I’m wrong, but it looks like that is going to be the case and if that’s the case, if we can hold our nerve, I certainly think we have got the talent to get out of trouble.”