While Saturday's match between Nottingham Forest and Brighton & Hove Albion will not be the winner-takes-all encounter it once looked like being, events at the City Ground could still play a pivotal role in the Championship playoff race.
Brighton sit just one point behind sixth-placed Reading going into the final day and would finish the campaign in the top six if they better the Royals' result against promoted Burnley.
Both sides are level on goal difference, meaning that a draw coupled with a Reading defeat would see the Seagulls sneak into the playoffs by virtue of what would then be a superior goal difference.
However, their destiny is ultimately out of their own hands, and even a victory on Saturday would not be enough if the Royals also manage a win at the Madejski Stadium.
Brighton will be confident of at least holding up their end of the bargain, however, as they go into the game on the back of a seven-match unbeaten streak.
While remaining undefeated for the entirety of April is an impressive feat, four of those seven games have ended all square against teams below them in the table - representing eight dropped points that could prove vital by 2.15pm on Saturday.
Three of their last four away matches have ended as draws, but overall they have a decent record on the road this season, picking up 32 points and losing just one of their last seven.
Forest saw their own hopes of a top-six finish ended in emphatic style last weekend as they were crushed 4-1 by Bournemouth to go into the final day five points off Reading.
Back-to-back victories over Birmingham City and Leeds United had sparked hopes of being able to turn their season around just in time, but ultimately their dreadful form since mid-February has cost them a place in the top six.
They had looked almost certain to reach the playoffs before that 12-match winless streak, but their eyes will now be cast on next season as they embark on a new era under club legend Stuart Pearce.
Caretaker boss Gary Brazil will want to go out on a high, however, and Forest will also be keen to treat their fans to consecutive home victories for the first time since January/February having only won one of their last seven matches at the City Ground.
Nottm Forest: LDLWWL
Possible starting lineups
Nottm Forest: Vries; Halford, Lascelles, Collins, Harding; McLaughlin, Vaughan; Mackie, Osborn, Paterson; Derbyshire
Brighton: Kuszczak; Bruno, Upson, Greer, Ward; Stephens, Andrews, March; Buckley, Ulloa, Lingard
Sports Mole says: 1-2