Queens Park Rangers defender Jake Bidwell admits the club need "one more win" in their final three games of the season to secure safety, but was left to rue yet another defeat on Easter Monday.
The Hoops suffered their fifth-straight loss by the odd goal, this time to Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road.
Bidwell, who ended up playing at left-back and centre-back in a makeshift defence due to injuries, believes he and his team-mates aren't too far away from producing the type of football boss Ian Holloway wants.
Bidwell returns to former side Brentford this Saturday and hopes to end the poor run of results with a big one for the fans down at Griffin Park.
"At the end of the day it's another defeat and no points, so it's disappointing," he said.
"I felt we were far the better team in the second half but we have to start the games like that.
"I don't think we're too far away, just a couple of things here and there and I think a couple of wins before the end of the season will be nice.
"Everyone is applying themselves as best they can, it's about fine tuning some things and getting a couple of positive results.
"For the fans, there's no better place to get one in a London derby this weekend. Mathematically, we're not safe. We do need that one more win."
QPR didn't take long to equalise on Monday, but it came in strange circumstances and even Bidwell admitted a slight "surprise".
Jamie Mackie went down in the box and everyone stopped apart from Idrissa Sylla, who ran on to the loose ball and slammed home.
There was a half-hearted celebration from QPR fans, as everyone was expecting the referee's whistle after Wednesday's players all just stopped.
"It was a bit of surprise and a bit of a delayed reaction, but Idrissa was the only one who carried on and fair play to him," said Bidwell.
"He got his goal so he'll be delighted despite the result."