THE odds against Wycombe surviving in League One are stacked against them, admits Blues boss Gary Waddock.
Wanderers face the prospect of being eight points from safety by the time they kick a ball on Saturday with teams playing their games in hand on Tuesday night.
With performances not inspiring confidence of survival it is looking increasingly bleak for Blues to manage to escape the drop.
And defeat at Walsall today has left many fearing the season could be over with a whimper.
“It is a disastrous result,” said Waddock. “The results around us didn't go well so it is a very disappointing day.
“We need a win it is as simple as that. The longer it goes the harder it becomes. There is enough games to turn it around and until it is gone we will keep fighting.
“We have been here before and we don't know the outcome. It is obviously stacked against us but we keep going.
“The quicker we get a result and some confidence it gives us a chance. There is no magic cure or miracle.”
Waddock said the team 'could not get any lower' with even a second-half Nikki Bull penalty save unable to inspire them to victory.
“You thought with the penalty save it might have turned our way but, not just today, it has been very hard for the players and fans this season because nothing has gone our way,” he said.
“That is not making an excuse that is the way it is in the cold light of day.It is draining because week after week we go a goal down. It is hard for the players and it is draining and energy-sapping.
“It has been a very big disappointment – the last two games and we are low. We can't get any lower and we have to keep going.”