The assistant boss insists that the team must be really 'up' for the game against Bolton Wanderers on Monday and points out that the teams around us have particularly tricky run-ins.
"We've got to be really up for this game and we've had meetings with the boys regarding that," said John.
"We are so determined that we are not going to let this European place slip without a real fight.
"The teams around us in the league like Blackburn, Southampton, Everton and Charlton have all got difficult games and it means that any one of the five of us could be in that European place.
"It is the team that now finishes the season off with a good bit of form and a real good run is the team that is going to make it.
"We are aiming to be that team.
"We don't want to disappoint everybody by finishing the season off on a downer - we want to finish it off on a real high.
"We are going to go out and try to win every single game that we can and try and get that spot."
John Gorman says the team are determined not to give up the fight to secure a European place this season.