Former Wolves defender Micky Gray has his say on the promotion race and if his ex-team, Cardiff, Aston Villa or Fulham will go up automatically.

Micky Gray has had his say on the Championship promotion race following the latest round of fixtures in the second tier of English football.

Gray, who spent two years as a player at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has backed his former team for the title despite their 4-1 defeat at Aston Villa at the weekend meaning they have only won one of their last five league matches.

The 43-year-old also spoke about whether in-form Villa and Fulham could catch Cardiff City in the second place after all three were triumphant on Saturday (March 10). 

“I’ve got to back them [Wolves], I still think they’ve got enough quality to go on and win the Championship,” Gray said while a pundit on Channel 5’s Championship programme.

“I said before about Fulham I think they’re going to go unbeaten until the end of the season so the other sides around them have got to do exactly the same.

“I’m still going to tip Cardiff because they’ve got experience, they’ve got goals – so I tip them to go up in second spot.”

Villa’s victory against Midlands rivals Wolves stretched their unbeaten record in the division to 13 games, a run which puts them seven points behind the leaders and four from Cardiff.

The Cottagers, meanwhile, are in even better form with their 2-1 win at Preston North End their 15th unbeaten – with 12 victories and three draws during that time.

The Bluebirds have not lost themselves since January 1, winning eight and drawing two of their ten matches since including a 3-2 triumph against Birmingham City in their most recent outing.

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