With three-quarters of teams left with nothing to play for this season, managers and coaches everywhere are struggling to find causes for which to fight and they're no different at Coventry City.
With one match remaining in their Championship season and the Sky Blues going neither up nor down, assistant manager Adrian Heath has urged his play-ers to run and not stroll through the finishing line.
The Ricoh Arena side were relegated from the Premiership in 2001 and since then, their best finish has been 11th in 2002 but they currently lie 11th and know that a win over Cardiff City on Sunday plus other results in their favour could see them rise to eighth.
That's enough for Heath to cajole his troops into one last battle. "We want to finish higher than any Coventry team has since we've been relegated, that's what we're aiming for," he said.
"We keep telling the players we can take something from the season if we finish higher than any Coventry side has since relegation. We've got a lot to play for and we're aiming for eighth spot."
Meanwhile, Isaac Osbourne made his comeback as the Sky Blues' reserves brought an end to their season with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham's second string.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who has been out since early January with a medial knee ligament injury, had not been expected back this term but has progressed ahead of schedule. He played for almost an hour before going off with a tight groin. ..SUPL: