Brunt insists Steve Clarkeâ€™s men have lots to play for in the final eight games of the season and admitted a European campaign next season would have stretched the squad to the limit.
He said: â€œPeople have been talking about Europe but itâ€™s probably a step too far now, and for a club of our size it would probably be a bit of a stretch on resources.
â€œIf it happened it would be great but it would be tough. Weâ€™ve got to finish better than we did last year.
â€œWeâ€™ve got to finish higher up the table and with more points. That would be a successful season for us."