Everton defender Phil Jagielka admits the club's lowly position in the Barclays Premier League table is creating anxiety within the dressing room.
Saturrday's goalless draw at home to Wigan was the Toffees' seventh match without a win and left them 15th, just two points above the relegation zone.
Manager David Moyes blamed growing pressure for his side failing to take a number of chances against the Latics, a shortcoming which almost cost them even a point late on.
Jagielka acknowledges they have to find a way out of their predicament but that, with nearly half the campaign gone, looking at the table is a worrying prospect for the players.
"You can't ignore the table, we are too far gone in the season," he said.
"If it had been three or four games in we may have not bothered looking at the table but the number of games we have played now the league has started to take shape. Unfortunately we are in the wrong half and there is only one way to correct that and that is by starting to pick up three points.