Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick has given up hope of making the A-League finals.
With four games remaining, the seventh-placed Jets are seven points adrift of Melbourne City in sixth spot.
"When you're in a situation of waiting for other teams to lose matches, I don't think you're in a good place," Merrick told reporters on Tuesday.
"I can't see anyone losing that many games, two more games than us.
"So I don't think we're going...