Victory at Middlesbrough on Saturday would have lifted us into that position but Franck Queudrue's equaliser left us level on points with Aston Villa, who are above us via goal difference. Charlton, Middlesbrough, West Ham and Southampton are within four points.
Leeds United provide a stern test of Teddy's target at the Lane today and the skipper, who hopes to shrug off a groin problem to start, insisted: "We want to make sure we try and get seventh and there are still four or five teams trying to do that.
"Results went with us this time and we've still plenty to play for."
Teddy, a second half substitute at the Riverside, was full of praise for our defensive performance in the 1-1 draw.
"Everyone played well but the special praise went to the back four," he reflected. "Ben Thatcher did well, looked solid, two centre-halves playing against two quality players did well and Ledley playing at right-back. It was a decent performance all-round.
"If you look at the chances created I think we just edged it.
"The other team will always say the same but that's the way I feel. I thought we fully deserved it. Gus hit the bar, we've had a couple of shots saved, a little bit of everything really.
"It is a difficult place to go. They have confidence at the moment so we knew it would be hard but once you get in front it's nice to win these games."
Teddy Sheringham has his sights set on finishing seventh in the Premiership.