Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray says that the team were always going to falter at some stage this season.
The Owls were one of the division's surprise packages early on in the season, as they climbed into the playoff spaces.
However, their form since has dipped - with the club failing to pick up a win in any of their last seven games in all competitions.
It has been a run of results which has seen frustrations grow around Hillsborough, but Gray has urged supporters to be calm and he believes that things will get back on track soon.
“The team are always going to falter,” he said to the Sheffield Telegraph.
“Maybe the opposition have figured out what are strengths are and we need to rejig things."
“I can’t fault the effort and commitment. If we weren’t putting in the hard work, I would be concerned. We’ve just got to keep believing and hopefully we will get a break."
Gray will be hoping that this luck begins to turn this weekend when they take on Charlton Athletic.
The Addicks have made a good start to life under Bob Peeters, although their form has tailed off more recently, with just two wins coming in their last eight games, and Gray's men will be looking to take advantage of any lack of confidence their London opponents may be suffering from as a result of their more recent struggles.