If we draw or lose on Saturday and it's the end of our playoff chances, unless JR has been impressed with Flitcroft's trial period I don't see why he should be given until the end of the season (and then probably sacked anyway).
Surely we'd be better off with the replacement using the last three games to have a look at the squad and see what needs to be done? In any case, if we lose on Saturday (even with a spirited performance), Flitcroft won't be at all popular with the fans and I'm sure that most of those who want him to be given more of a chance will see it as the last straw.
Has a manager at this level been under more pressure when not in a relegation battle? I almost feel sorry for him, but then he did take on the job and could see that we had a proven squad. I do feel sorry for JR; not many of us thought that Flitcroft would fail so badly and at this rate the team could end up lower than Paul Cox's threadbare squad managed four years ago. A poor return on some considerable investment. Sometimes I wonder whether Swindon are paying him to knock out one of their promotion rivals.
Win on Saturday though, and it's game on - forgiveness could be possible.