Christian Ziege says we have to believe we can still make it into Europe via the Premiership.
And our German wing-back pinpointed the form of the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Ipswich Town as proof of how teams can quickly move up the league on the back of a run of successive wins.
"We have to pick ourselves up this week," said Christian. "Even if there is disappointment in losing the Worthington Cup Final we have to keep going. We have 12 league games left and we have another chance in the FA Cup.
"To start, we have to make sure we get the three points out of the game against Sunderland.
"Sixth place looks a little way away but we have to think positive and try to finish as high as possible. We will then see at the end of the season where we are.
"If you look at the season as a whole a team like Manchester United, they had problems and came back, Liverpool have come back, so why shouldn't we have a run?"