Scott Fox knows Ross County need to sort themselves out quickly if they are to get off the bottom of the Premiership.
Defeat to Hibernian last weekend saw them drop to 12th, ahead of their last two games before the winter break against St Johnstone and Partick Thistle.
An exasperated Fox was at a loss to explain why the Staggies again lost a lead – the third time in four games they have squandered winning positions and have only emerged with one point from those encounters.
A winless run of seven games leaves them searching for an answer to their dip in form, which cannot come soon enough for Fox.
He said: “Of course we’re concerned where we are. People say how tight the league is but you don’t want to be bottom at any stage. The manager has told us where we are and it’s about time we buck up our ideas and get results.
“I don’t want to be bottom of the league full stop so the quicker we get off the bottom the better.
“I can’t put my finger on why we keep losing leads. We start games well but maybe take our foot off the pedal when we go a goal up. We took the lead at Ibrox and now Easter Road and come away with nothing. The manager was saying it’s just our mentality. As soon as we start getting results, that’ll come.”
However it is not all doom and gloom from the County goalkeeper who knows the outlook could change entirely if they pick up positive results against the Saints and Thistle.
They have not won since the 3-2 triumph over Motherwell in Dingwall at the start of November – a game in which they were 3-0 up before two second-half goals created a nervous conclusion.
A couple of wins to round off 2017 would re-energise the squad heading into the second half of the season.
Fox said: “Look at Kilmarnock – they are the prime example. We’ll look forward to St Johnstone on Wednesday and hopefully get a result. If we’d got something from the Hibs game, even if we were still bottom of the league you’d be optimistic. But we’re bottom of the league on the back of a couple of poor results. We just need to get back to winning ways and hopefully that can kick-start our season.