Paul Hanlon knows Hibernian, without a win in eight games, could fall to even greater depths of despair in their Scottish Cup fourth-round replay at Ayr.
Hibs have four wins from 22 games this season and under manager Colin Calderwood have a record of two wins and eight defeats from 13 games.
The winless run included the 0-0 Scottish Cup draw with Irn-Bru Second Division side Ayr at Easter Road, forcing the replay at Somerset Park.
Hanlon knows Hibs must perform to avoid a humiliating defeat.
"It's a massive game," said the defender. "We've got to go there, concentrate on ourselves and hopefully get the right result.
"We know how difficult it's going to be - they came to Easter Road and put on a good performance."