Striker Kenny Miller thinks beating the drop is still “100% doable” despite Dundee’s latest disastrous defeat.
Heading into stoppage-time at Fir Park on Saturday, it looked like being a rare good day for the Dark Blues.
They were about to collect a point by drawing 3-3 with Motherwell, while relegation rivals St Mirren and Hamilton were both losing at home.
Fast forward a few minutes and the Dens men had crashed to a 4-3 defeat – their ninth on the bounce – and the other two teams had scored to salvage a point apiece.
It was a turn of events that had the air of finality about it. It looked like the endgame for Jim McIntyre’s men as they fell seven points behind the Buddies and nine adrift of Accies with just three matches to play.
However, Miller is still dreaming of salvation.
The 39-year-old, who hasn’t scored for the club since December 15, said: “As long as we still have an opportunity we will keep fighting until the end.
“That’s all we can do.
“We have to win our last three games.
“Even that might not be enough but the good thing about it is we will be playing the teams we are trying to catch in order to hop back into it.
“I’ll tell you something, if you can claw your way back, win the last three and find yourself in a play-off you would look at that as a real positive because the position we are in at the moment is that we have to win three and are relying on other teams as well.
“The good thing is that we are about to play the teams closest to us and we have the chance to take points off them and get ourselves a bit closer.
“Even still, we need things to go for us in other games. It is 100% doable but forget Hamilton and St Mirren because we need to win a game of football.”