The pressure on Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince is growing after chairman John Williams admitted the team lacked spirit in the weekend defeat at Wigan Athletic.
The 3-0 loss at the JJB Stadium was Rovers' 11th Premier League match without a win and the weekend results left them five points away from safety.
Reports suggest the Ewood Park board will discuss Ince's position this week, with Williams telling the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "I'm naturally disappointed after that defeat.
"After all the signs coming out of the training camp during the week, I was led to believe we'd get a top performance.
"Without taking anything away from Wigan I have to say I was very disappointed with what I saw. I feel very sorry for the supporters, not least the 12 Father Christmases, who I thought sung their hearts out and really got behind the side.
"They paid their 20 pounds after reading the same stuff about the togetherness and they came out to show the team their support. They gave the team a great welcome onto the pitch and they must be bitterly disappointed.
"The worry is the league table is beginning to stretch out and now we need two wins just to get back among the pack at the bottom.
"It wasn't the first time we've gone behind in games but at least before we've shown spirit in trying to come back.
"For the first time out there, there was something really missing and there was never that feeling we'd get something out of the game."