Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits they must break their history to beat the drop.
He believes his second-bottom side need SIX victories from their final 13 games — two more than they have managed so far this season.
At the end of 2009 Martin O’Neill’s side went on a seven-game unbeaten league run that included five wins.
And now Lambo plans to take a leaf out of his old Celtic gaffer’s book.
He said: “There’s 13 cup finals for us to play but the way the lads are playing right now, they can do that.
“A lot depends on what other teams do. You can only do your job. There’s no grey area — you know what you have to do.
“I’m not going to talk about relegation, it’s a defeatist attitude. If you do that, it brings negativity and there’s 13 games left to go.
“It would be different if there was only three games to go. You’d think ‘We’re definitely in this’.”