Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has conceded that his side are destined to be relegated from the Barclays Premiership barring a small miracle.
After a disappointing 2-0 loss to Stoke on Saturday, QPR are now joint bottom on the log, 10 points from safety and with only 12 to play for.
A goal late in the first half from Peter Crouch, and a Jon Walters penalty late in the second sealed a the loss for QPR and Redknapp now believes his chances of survival are gone.
"It will take a miracle now. It is almost impossible," said Redknapp.
"We had a go, but maybe we are short of that bit of quality needed in this league."
The former Tottenham boss pointed to the absence of Bobby Zamora and the injuries to Andros Townsend and Adel Taarabt as pivotal moments for the defeat to Stoke.
"Zamora's sending-off a few weeks ago was a massive blow," added Redknapp.
"I liked the look of him and Loic Remy together.
"As well, with the injuries to Townsend and Adel we lost two key players today, just when we needed that little bit of luck. There was no way back from there."