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Bordeaux coach Francis Gillot believes Saturday's Ligue 1 clash with rock bottom Ajaccio offers the last chance to stay in the race for fourth place and a Europa League spot.
Bordeaux have drawn their last four games and are winless in their last six to sit seventh in the overall standings, 11 points adrift of fourth-placed St Etienne with six league games remaining.
Gillot has not given up hope but knows after a string of below-par performances, his side have shot themselves in the foot and left it all but impossible to finish in a position they would have hoped for.
``We must win. This may be the last chance to hang on to something,'' Gillot told the club's official website.
``It would be nice to get back-to-back victories. We go to Ajaccio with a state of revenge in mind after the last game (a 2-2 draw against Rennes).
``We achieved a good performance against Rennes but we lacked efficiency. The team produced more than usual but we lack efficiency which prevents us from taking points.
``Lyon (in fifth place) have seven points more than us. They deserve to be in front of us - they took twice as many points as we did on the return phase. Lyon took 26 points and we got 13. We can not challenge their championship lead.
``We had the opportunity to win some games and we didn't. Victory is now mandatory in the next two matches.''
At least playing Ajaccio will offer Gillot some comfort, as the Corsican side are hot favourites to be relegated and with only 19 points to their name, need to win all of their remaining six games if they are to survive.
That will prove to be a difficult task for Christian Bracconi's men, as they have only won three league games to date so far this season.