Hartlepool United manager Danny Wilson has admitted that his side's poor recent run has left them looking over their shoulders.
Pools have slipped from play-off contenders to relegation possibilities after embarking on a run of only three victories in their last 14 League One games, and lost 2-0 at Bournemouth on Saturday.
Wilson said: "We've got to be in a position where we can relax a little bit and play our football because we're still in that relegation dogfight.
"I think the season has been very unusual. The way we started off was like a house on fire but we didn't get the results.
"It's really had a progression since then. All of a sudden now we're suffering for not getting the results.
"We've got to dig deep and find those few wins that will give us a bit of breathing space."