Gary McSheffrey has said that he and his Doncaster teammates refuse to throw the towel in until it’s mathematically impossible for them to stay in League One.
Rovers currently find themselves seven points adrift of safety with six games remaining, starting with a trip to face mid-table Bury on Saturday.
“We go to Bury on Saturday and that’s the first game of a mini-league of six games that we need to win,” opened the Scunthorpe loanee.
“If we don’t see it like that then we’re kidding ourselves aren’t we?
“Saturday is the most important game for every lad in the squad and their careers.
“They say the next game is the most important game and you have to treat it like it’s the last game of your career. We’ll go there, give it our all and try and get a result.”
The 33 year old was cuttingly honest in his appraisal of the current situation but hinted that anything could happen over the course of the next four weeks if Rovers produce a similar level of performance to the one shown in the 2-2 draw against Rochdale.
“We have to build on that performance because in the second half we dominated a good side away from home and were really unlucky not to get the result in the end,” he said.
“We were all gutted with the 96th minute equaliser but we have to dust ourselves off and bounce back, we’ve got another opportunity on Saturday.
“You could see everybody was at it, on the front foot and that’s how we’ve got to be now for every game.
“I still believe we can (stay up) while its mathematically there. We just need to get the first win and its no secret that the sooner we win, the better. If we get a result Saturday then it will breed confidence, take the shackles off and then who knows what can happen?”