Fleetwood Town will have a big say in who wins the League Two title on Saturday but manager Graham Alexander insists he couldn’t care less.
Any of the three promoted clubs can finish top, and Town can deny leaders Chesterfield the crown by denying them victory at the Proact Stadium.
Alexander wants a victory to take his fourth-placed side into the play-offs on a high and he’s not worried what happens to the teams above.
“We’re guaranteed to finish fourth no matter what,” Alexander told The Gazette. “All we can do is help decide who wins the league.
“I don’t care about any of that. We’ve just got to be focused on our own jobs.”
The three teams immediately below Fleetwood could also finish in any order, meaning Town don’t know which of Burton, York and Southend they will face in the play-off semi-finals.
Alexander said: “Any one of the them could finish seventh and play us.
“That’s just how it has worked out but it means we don’t know who we’re going to play.
“But we can still begin to prepare because we know it will be a tough game whoever it is.
“We also know we have to win matches and give ourselves the best shot of getting to Wembley.”
Alexander admitted his management team are already thinking beyond Chesterfield to Fleetwood’s play-off campaign.
Even so, the manager said he would field the strongest squad possible at the Proact but may not risk players returning from injury.
He said: “We want to keep the run going because we’ve been in good form, but we want to make sure we’ve got everyone we need fit for the following week. It’s a fine balancing act.
“We don’t want to rest people just for the sake of it, but if they are carrying a knock or might benefit from it we have to give it thought.
“We showed this season in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy that when we’ve made changes we have still put out a strong team.
“I’ve got confidence in the group. I’ve never gone into a game not wanting to win and this is no exception.”