After a goalless draw in Luton, there are just three more opportunities for points, and a six-point deficit to make up to reach the play-offs.
As midfielder Josh Laurent explained: even though our hopes are slim, we have to throw everything at these final three fixtures…
“We know these are must-win games, so when we aren’t getting these results, it hurts everyone,” he said. “We’ve just got to keep going and turn these results into wins somehow.
“The picture can change with one game, so we have go to keep going right to the end because football is a crazy game and things changes all the time. Until then, we have to keep fighting.
“The first half against Luton, it wasn’t good enough at all. We need to start games like we played in the second half, and it was similar against Cardiff. We’ve got to go for games – these are cup finals that we have to win. So now we need to make sure it’s all-out and all-in for the win.
“It’s not over until it’s mathematically done. We will keep fighting, we will keep going. It has been a good season so far, let’s not forget. But we want to make it a great season.
“We’re down to three cup finals now. They don’t get bigger, and as a player you should want to play in that. You have to give everything, and hope that we have three even bigger cup finals at the end of that.
“This is what you should want; it’s what I’ve wanted for my whole career, so now it’s here I am loving every minute of it. But it hurts at the same time. We just need to go for it – go for every game, get together and get on the same page, and fight as a unit.
“We’ve got three more matches, three chances, and a chance to make everyone proud.
“Against Swansea, it’ll be two teams fighting for it. It’s not about form right now – it’s about coming away with three points at the end of the 90 minutes.”