First-team coach Glynn Snodin has not given up on mission impossible as Leeds go into their final match with only a glimmer of hope of reaching the play-offs.
Simon Grayson's side must beat champions QPR at Loftus Road and hope sixth-placed Nottingham Forest lose at Crystal Palace, with a six-goal swing in Leeds' favour.
Snodin said: "The season finishes on Saturday, not last weekend. You have to be professional and give everything because it finishes then and who knows what can happen?
"It's a funny game. Anything can happen and you have to believe that. Who knows? QPR might be relaxed, we might score two or three and we'll see what happens between Palace and Forest."
Snodin added: "Maybe with a bit more luck and better defending we would be in the top-six. I think we've been magnificent over the season but looking back recently it's the games against Watford and Palace that we should have done better in."