"Then again come Sunday I don't think there will be many people who are surprised with anything that happens."
Coppell looks at the situation for what it is. Wjhat's happened has happened and now Reading face a nerve wracking final game at Pride Park.
Coppell added: "I would prefer to be mid-table or higher, but we can't change what has happened in the past.
"We are where we are for a reason and we have a fight on our hands.
"We have to win a game of football to give ourselves the best chance of playing in this division for another season - that's all we can do."