Nottingham Forest striker Marcus Tudgay insists confidence remains high at the club despite a run of just one point from their last five games.
The Reds have failed to score in those five fixtures and have slipped into the Championship relegation zone.
But Tudgay told BBC Radio Nottingham the performances have been much better than the results suggest.
"We know what we've done of late and that on another day the chances will go in. We can't be disheartened," he said.
"We have to use the performances to help us kick on."
Forest face Peterborough United at the City Ground on Boxing Day and Cardiff City visit on 31 December.
"We have two home games and two great opportunities with the crowd behind us to get wins," Tudgay added.
"The fans have been great we have to keep putting in the displays and the things will turn."