Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson says nothing less than three points will be good enough from Saturday's clash with Reading.
Posh drew 1-1 with Leicester on Tuesday and remain without a win in the Championship this season.
Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "We've gone another game without winning, we're bitterly disappointed not to have won in seven games.
"I won't be losing faith in my players, but Saturday we have got to win."
Posh put in another decent performance against a Leicester side who remain unbeaten at home this season.
George Boyd scored from the spot after Aaron Mclean was fouled before Leicester were given a penalty of their own which Matty Fryatt converted.
"On the basis of the first half performance, we're frustrated that we didn't win," Ferguson said.
"Obviously we were under the cosh in the second half, but we should have been further ahead at half time."
Ferguson still believes the play-offs are a reasonable target for his side, but is conscious they need to kick-start their season.
"Since I've been here we've made progress out of this world, but we've got to continue progressing," he said.
"Once we get that first win we'll be fine, but it's got to come on Saturday."
Meanwhile, winger Chris Whelpdale needed stitches in a head wound after colliding with Leicester defender Aleksandar Tunchev.