Adelaide face a tough task in a bid to qualify for the AFL’s finals series after missing a golden opportunity against West Coast to push their claim.

Adelaide’s hopes of playing finals football this season look over after their loss to West Coast.

The Crows sit one game outside the AFL’s top eight with four rounds remaining. Gun midfielder Scott Thompson says all the Crows can do is focus on getting four more victories on the board.

“In the context of the season it was a pretty important game for us and we just fell short,” Thompson told the AFL’s website on Monday.

“We’ll control what we can control and that’s starting with beating Brisbane on the weekend.

“We’ve got four games to go and even if we win all four, there’s still a chance we don’t make it so it’s up to us to control what we can.”

Tenth-placed Adelaide have a 9-9 win-loss record with matches to come against Brisbane (15th), Richmond (12th), North Melbourne (sixth) and St Kilda (last).

Two-time club champion Thompson gathered 31 disposals in last week’s 31-point loss to the Eagles at Adelaide Oval and his fitness will be closely monitored ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Lions at the Gabba.

Thompson has an ongoing back/hamstring complaint.

The 31-year-old was rested on July 27 against Collingwood, breaking a run of 99 consecutive games.

“It probably will be a week-by-week thing for me,” Thompson said.

“I got through the weekend’s game and we’ll approach this weekend’s game and see how I’m feeling mid-week.”