Hibernian winger Danny Galbraith admits the players have to start taking responsibility for their predicament.
Manager Colin Calderwood's position has come under scrutiny just three months after taking over amid a record of two wins in 14 matches.
Hibs travel to Motherwell on Saturday just four points above Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom club Hamilton, who have a game in hand.
They are in dire need of giving their fans something to cheer about after their shock 1-0 Scottish Cup defeat against Second Division Ayr on Tuesday night.
Galbraith knows they owe Calderwood and assistant Derek Adams a performance and the 20-year-old told Hibernian's weekly newsletter: "The training has been good but it counts for nothing once you cross over the white line - it is up to us to perform. We've not been performing and that is disappointing for the fans, as we know, and for the players and the manager.
"Like the manager and Derek told us after the Ayr game, they can only do so much for us. They can give us the training and information we need, but then after that it is up to us."