Leicester City still believe they can make this season a successful one, says manager Nigel Pearson.
City's challenge for an automatic promotion spot has faltered in recent weeks as they have slipped to eight points behind the top two ahead of today's visit of strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, to the King Power Stadium.
However, Pearson said the players were still very positive about their promotion prospects, and he said he has complete faith in his squad.
"The players know I believe in them every day we work together," he said. "That is not in question.
"We have to make sure we go out and perform. I think for the most part we have done.
"We have hit some exceptional heights this year and, when we have not quite been at our best, we have still won some good games, like Burnley away.
"The spirit the lads showed on Tuesday to get back into the game against Leeds was very, very good."
With only 11 games remaining City, know they cannot afford any more slip-ups, starting with the visit of the Owls.
"Every game is a must win as far as I am concerned," said Pearson.
"It doesn't matter if it is August, September or whatever month, it doesn't matter. There is a disproportionate emphasis on games when the games left start to diminish. We have to deal with that.
"Whatever happens out there it is about winning the game and I don't care how we do that. I would love us to play very well and win, but I don't mind any win."
Pearson has been given one objective this season, promotion, and he said the club's owners are fully behind him and the squad.
"They have been great, very supportive," he said. "I know what I have to do and the team knows what they have to do.
"The owners haven't just invested the financial aspect, they have also invested time and energy trying to get the infrastructure at the club right.
"Vichai (Srivaddhanaprabha, the chairman )is a quiet man who wants the club to be successful.
"I want to make sure I do everything I can to bring success to this football club."