NIGEL Clough says says that the close nature of League One means that more than half the teams in the division are looking over their shoulder.
Even Fleetwood in tenth are only eight points ahead of Rochdale who are 22nd
Albion are 13th and six points ahead of the bottom four.
Clough said: “Everyone is picking up points down there so we need to keep our heads above water and pick up as many points as we can.
“We haven’t ruled the play offs out but when you are closer to the bottom four than the top six then your immediate priority is to grow that gap between you and the relegation zone.
“Once you get double figures ahead then you know a few more wins until the end of the season will be enough.
"But that’s not the extent of our aspirations - we want to try and put a charge together and move towards the top six.
“But we have pointed out all season how even the league is. We knew the teams who would be challenging for promotion but we couldn’t name the bottom four. There are no poor teams in the league this year.”