Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce has warned that the club could find themselves nearer the bottom of the league than the top if their form keeps up.
The Reds have failed to win any of their last seven fixtures in all competitions and Pearce is clearly concerned by this run of form.
Their most recent defeat to Blackburn Rovers was the final straw for the manager, who suggested that his side could be in trouble unless they start improving their form rapidly.
"We will be closer to the bottom of the league if we are not careful, if we carry on with results we are getting," he said to the Nottingham Post.
Before this alarming slide the club had been in fantastic form, establishing themselves as one of the favourites for promotion, but concerns have begun to emerge.
Forest have a lot of attacking quality and have proven to be resolute defensively, but they are struggling to put it all together at the moment.
It means that they are under increased pressure to return to winning ways, but Pearce insists that the squad are not panicking.
"Now is the time to show that character, without a doubt," he said. "Every day in football you have to show desire and character. I have to do that, as manager, at this moment in time.
"There is no panic in anything I do or say to the squad."
Forest's next game comes against Huddersfield Town next weekend, where they will be determined to pick up the three points against a side who have improved massively under new manager Chris Powell.