Stefan Postma says that Wolverhampton Wanderers's hopes of finishing in a play-off position are "slim" after a 2-0 defeat away to Plymouth Argyle last Saturday.
Wolves produced easily their worst display under Glenn Hoddle - just when something close to their best was required - and they are now eight points adrift of sixth position (occupied by Preston North End) with only five matches remaining.
And Postma, the Wolves goalkeeper, is realistic enough to know that he will probably be playing in the Coca-Cola Championship next season, rather than the Premiership.
"We're now eight points behind with five games left," Postma said. "It's still possible but the chances look slim and that's all we can say. We knew we had to win at least four of the last six and maybe not lose the other two, so we've made it very difficult now.
"That's the disappointing part, we knew the situation before Saturday's game and knew we had to go there and win. We can't look at anybody else now, we just have to look at ourselves because what we have left is purely hope.
"At the very least, we need to earn ourselves a bit of pride back because we let ourselves down at Plymouth.
"I don't think we've been affected by any pressure -speaking for myself, it doesn't affect me other than making me more determined to get where we want to go."
Plymouth opened the scoring after just nine minutes, before Paul Ince headed home an own goal late in the second-half.
"It was a very disappointing day," Postma said. "We knew what kind of game it was going to be, they were going to lash the ball forward and battle for it, but it was two set-pieces that cost us.
"We deliberately went with the wind against us in the first half because we knew how they were going to play, so we were hoping it would give us more breathing space in the second.
"Yet we never got going and we just didn't handle what they were doing, it was a very poor performance. I don't think there was ever the possibility that we were going to score a goal.
"No-one ever wants to come out and put on a performance like that and we went there with the clear aim of winning the game. It's not happened since I was in the team that we've lost two games on the trot, so it's a major disappointment."