Graham Hyde has ordered his Boston United side to pick themselves up and stop the rot.
Tomorrow the Pilgrims host struggling Droylsden in the Blue Square Bet Premier (KO 3pm).
And the caretaker boss believes it is time the side put an end to that winless run of games, which now stands at seven.
“You have good runs and bad runs in a season,” Hyde told The Standard.
“We’re in a bad run and we need to get out of it.”
The Bloods’ poor run of form is almost as bad as United’s.
They have failed to win in any of their past four matches and currently sit in the final available relegation place.
Their last victory was a success against Colwyn Bay, incidentally the last team that United beat.
Droylsden have won just one of their past eight matches.
The Bloods don’t travel well and have not won away from the Butcher’s Arms Ground in the league this season.
From their nine road trips, they have lost seven times and drawn twice.
Their travels have already seen them thumped 5-0 at Corby, 3-0 at Gainsborough and 4-1 at FC Halifax.
Away from home they have scored eight times and conceded 28.
So is this the best game Boston can ask for right now?
Hyde is unsure, adding: “Is it a good game or a bad game?
“Well, it’s up to the players to turn up this week.
“They need to dig deep, be strong characters and put in more energy and aggression.
“They need to give it a good go.” Hyde’s first match as caretaker boss, following the sacking of Jason Lee, was Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Vauxhall Motors.
He hopes that embarrassing loss – with all the goals coming in the first 34 minutes – will spur the squad on.
He added: “I hope it hurts them and I hope it bothers them.
“They’re a genuine bunch and they won’t have liked that.”
Boston won 1-0 at Droylsden on then opening day of the season, thanks to Marc Newsham’s early finish.
Captain Gareth Jelleyman hopes history can repeat itself.
“We are low on confidence but we’ll pick ourselves up and dust ourselves down,” he said.
“We’ll train hard and be ready for the game on Saturday.”