King's Lynn Town defender Martin McNeil has accepted his side require an extraordinary end to the season to win promotion.
The Linnets have two games in hand on leaders St Neots but are 10 points adrift of the Cambridgeshire side.
"All we can do is win our remaining games and hope they drop points," 30-year-old McNeil told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"It's going to be very difficult, we've got to concentrate on ourselves but we're hoping for a miracle really."
King's Lynn's hopes of snatching the United Counties League Premier Division's only promotion spot took a major hit at the weekend when they were beaten 4-2 by the Saints.
After recovering from the disappointment of their FA Vase semi-final defeat by Coalville, former Cambridge United man McNeill says Lynn need to brush themselves off once more.
"We picked ourselves up from the Vase, we got a couple of good results in the league," he said.
"All we can do is react in the right way and go from there."
King's Lynn face Northampton Spencer on Tuesday in their last away fixture of the season before finishing the campaign with four home games in a row.