Reading left-back Jordan Obita says the Championship's automatic promotion places are out of reach but is confident they will make the play-offs.
The Royals are sixth in the table and are 13 points behind second-placed Burnley, but only one ahead of Wigan, in seventh, who have a game in hand.
"I'm sure we can get in the plays-offs," the 20-year-old told BBC Radio Berkshire.
"That is our main aim now as first and second places are now miles away."
Reading were beaten 1-0 by Blackburn at the weekend as their inconsistent form continues and it has allowed Wigan to come into play-off contention on the back of four wins in five games.
"Wigan are one point behind and have a game in hand so it puts a bit more pressure on us," he said. "Hopefully next week we can put it right and get a win.
"We have to keep a close eye on Wigan, the points are getting tight and we need to start pushing on."
Reading next take on bottom-of-the-table Yeovil and Obita is confident they can get back to winning ways.
"I believe we can beat Yeovil, they are not one of the best teams in the league," he said.
"I'm confident in our ability and believe we can win. When we are on form we are one of the best and we need to start showing it."