Millwall are just one point above the relegation zone after a damaging defeat to fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers at the weekend.
Neil Harris’ side travel to St. Andrew’s on Wednesday evening looking to end a run of four straight defeats against the play-off chasing Blues.
The Lions have one win in their last ten and have slumped their way down the table to being outside the bottom three by a single point.
Being below the dotted line heading into the international break is a real possibility with no league game on the weekend, instead, an FA Cup quarter-final beckons.
But that is neither here nor there – the focus is the league, and the campaign has been a bust.
Finishing eighth was a miracle for the club and was never going to be repeated this term, but the manner in which the players have performed this term is nothing short of tragic.
Many a Millwall fan can attest to that – using the weekend’s defeat as a microcosm of their campaign.
It was an utterly shambolic display from start to finish and the fact a 35-year-old could run half the length of the pitch unopposed and slot the ball in the bottom corner is farcical to plenty of fans.
And to many of the Millwall faithful, despite not being in the bottom three, their fate is sealed.
The Lions are relegated, for all intents and purposes.
One team capitulates and drops like a stone, sleepwalking to the league below – that is Millwall this term.
The fans are sick of the style of football, the team selections and omissions each and every week.
Not to mention the post-match rhetoric being copy and pasted from previous defeats pointing out positives and performances like the one at the weekend never happening again.
It’s predictable; the football, the tactics, the substitutions and the times the changes are made.
It’s become transparent, and the fans are not stupid, they are cottoning on one by one and are far from pleased with what has been served up this term.
To many, relegation has been signed and sealed with a kiss – it looks inevitable, and there seems to be no way of escaping or avoiding the drop to the third tier.
Millwall have a one-way ticket back to League One and like much that has gone wrong with this season, it has been crystal clear from the stands for most of it.