Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says his side must win their last four league games to stand any chance of securing a play-off place.
The Foxes are currently eighth, two points behind sixth-placed Bolton whom they entertain on Tuesday.
All of City's remaining games are against play-off rivals currently ahead of them in the table.
"The bottom line is we have four games to get back to where we want to be," Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester.
"These are huge games for us because if we beat those teams ahead of us then we can improve our situation massively.
"That is the main incentive for us."
City were denied their first win in nine games by Chris Burke's injury-time penalty for Birmingham in Saturday's 2-2 draw.
Former West Bromwich Albion and Hull City boss Pearson insists that Dougie Freedman's Bolton are no better off despite them climbing into the top-six with a third successive league win at Bristol City on Saturday.
"I remain, and we remain, upbeat about the situation because we can rectify it," Pearson said.
"It would be wrong to put too negative a spin on it.
"The pressures are different for the two sides in the sense that the pathways we have taken to get where we are are totally different, but the fact remains that we are in a very similar position.
"The form guide goes out of the window in a game that we need to win."