Boss Paul Hart insists Swindon are not too far adrift of safety and believes their battle for survival is still very much alive.
The Robins are five points adrift of safety after a 1-0 home defeat to promotion-chasing MK Dons - former Town defender Sean O`Hanlon headed the only goal of the game.
"It would have been good to get something from the game but it's not yet a lost cause," said Hart. "The lads are disappointed from their performance but I'm not disappointed in their efforts. They ran and gave their all against a very good side.
"I've said to them that it's not easy but four wins will get you there. All the other teams in the bottom four lost, so it's game on as far as I'm concerned."
Hart, who saw his side hit the crossbar in first-half stoppage-time through on-loan striker Calvin Andrew before Andy Frampton was sent off 10 minutes from time, added: "We didn't start the game well. It was a poor goal to give away and Jean Francois Lescinel was pushed.
"So it's disappointing in that respect because I thought we defended very well. We've hit the crossbar and had a penalty turned down. We should have got something from the game."