Liam Gibson says it’s up to the Shrimps' players to put an end to their current run of form, starting against Doncaster Rovers in the new year.
After taking the lead over strugglers Crewe Alexandra during the week, the visitors mounted a second-half comeback to secure all three points, and in the process, climbed from the foot of the table.
As a result, Sunday’s opponents Doncaster Rovers now find themselves in 24th position in Sky Bet League One, and Gibson says it’s the responsibility of the Morecambe players to turn things around.
“Everyone’s disappointed, but it’s down to us to try and sort it out,” he said.
“It’s down to us to be brave, roll our sleeves up and try and get ourselves out of it.
“We’ve got to start a lot better than we did [against Crewe], we’ve got to try and take the game to Doncaster, and if we do go 1-0 up, we’ve got to try and hold on to it.”
The 24-year-old admits that the team have shown their quality, both collectively and individually, on the training ground, and it’s up to the lads to carry that over to match days.
Gibson continued: “When we look at training, we can see we’ve got a team there that should be able to compete in this league, but at the minute it’s just not clicking.
“We’re the only ones that can fix that.
“I think a lot of the players probably haven’t experienced being in a relegation fight before, so it’s probably new to them when, every game, you’re going to be under the cosh, and obviously at the minute, things aren’t going our way.
“They [the fans] have been brilliant, it’s down to us as players to give them something to shout about.