Following the 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium our UEFA Cup fate now depends on Manchester City beating the Teesiders at the City of Manchester Stadium and us bettering the margin of victory by two goals.
George Boateng's deflected strike on 11 minutes settled the contest on Saturday and, despite a spirited response in the second half, the boys could not conjure the leveller that would have left destiny in our own hands going into the final home game of the season.
"Everybody is disappointed, we came up here wanting to win or at least get a draw," said the young full-back after the game. "We got beaten by a goal that took a lucky deflection off Ledley. It was very unfortunate and knocked us back a bit.
"We pushed forward again and again - they nearly caught us on the break a few times - but they defended well and we found it hard to break them down. We took the initiative in the second half and tried to take the game to them, but didn't really have any clear cut chances. A lot of it is down to luck at the end of the day.
"I thought we battled hard, it is a difficult place to come and get a result - and it showed here. It is hard to take, but it is still down to the last game of the season and we just need to make sure we get the right result at the weekend.
"It is not in our hands but we do have a little chance. We've got to go out against Blackburn and put on a really good performance at home like we have done a lot of times this season."
Stephen Kelly insists the team will be going all out to finish the season with a big performance against Blackburn on Sunday, although our European hopes will largely be decided elsewhere.