Steve Tilson warned his Lincoln players they cannot afford to rely on other results going their way after they a 2-0 defeat against Cheltenham which left them hovering just above the drop zone.
Second-half goals from Josh Low and Danny Andrew gave Cheltenham a 2-0 victory, meaning they are all but safe, but defeat for the Imps leaves them without a win in nine matches and just two points clear of safety.
Tilson said: "For the first 40 minutes we looked the much better side but when we go behind we fold. It's like we've got the world on our shoulders and we crumble.
"The players have got to start looking at themselves. The players have got us in to this position and they are the ones who have got to get us out of it.
"Our fate is in our own hands. We keep worrying about other results but we've got to be more concerned about what we do rather than everybody else.
"We've still got two games left. We haven't been playing that badly. We played ever so well at Bury and ever so well at Crewe. We did well in the first 40 minutes."