Manager Martin Ling claims Torquay United must find the answer to their poor run of form 'from within'.
The Gulls' 4-1 defeat at Southend was their eight consecutive match without a win and they now sit just three points above the relegation zone.
Ling told BBC Devon: "We've got to find the answers from within ourselves as management and from within themselves as players.
"We've got to keep ourselves positive and we've got to keep plugging away."
Ling continued: "We will keep fighting to find the right answers and keep doing things right on the training pitch and taking it into games."
The Gulls may be without striker Rene Howe, who suffered concussion after a clash of heads during the Southend game, for Tuesday's match against AFC Wimbledon at Plainmoor.