Tranmere Rovers players are responsible for their position at bottom of the Football League, says joint caretaker manager Alan Rogers.
The Merseyside club are two points from safety with two matches remaining in League Two as they look to avoid successive relegations.
Rogers, 38, and academy boss Shaun Garnett will take charge of those games after boss Micky Adams left on Sunday.
"The players have got to start taking some responsibility," he said.
The former assistant manager to Adams told BBC Radio Merseyside: "It's an easy option to point fingers at the manager - these players have go to look at themselves and say 'have we done enough?'
"And the answer is no, they haven't."
The two teams that Rovers can catch, Cheltenham and Hartlepool, also both lost on Saturday meaning the situation at the bottom of the table remains the same.
Tranmere have never been relegated into non-league football since they joined the Football League in 1921.
"We're in the same position but it is one game less again," added Rogers, speaking after the 3-0 loss at home to Oxford.
"I'm not too sure we can handle the pressure at home, if I'm being brutally honest - this is a massive club in this division.
"We will dust ourselves down and try and get a result at Plymouth next week."