Nottingham Forest's run of form may have seen them slip out of the playoff places, but Stuart Pearce insists that talk of panic is ridiculous.
Forest have not won for nine games in all competitions ahead of their match against Brentford tonight, but Pearce believes that things will turn around soon.
The Reds boss has called for patience and feels that anybody getting too concerned about this current poor run is overreacting.
"We have to show that strength of character, when people are using words like 'panic'. It is ridiculous, but it is the nature of football," he told the Nottingham Post.
Forest were the early pace-setters in the division, as their attacking football saw them climb to the top of the league.
However, they have dropped down the table quickly recently and they will know that this run of form cannot go on for too much longer.
The likes of Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio will be expected to start finding the net quickly, but they also need to tighten up the defence.
At the start of the season they had found the perfect mix between attacking and defending, but they seem to be struggling for the right formula at the minute.
Tonight's game against Brentford presents a further challenge against a side who have impressed since promotion.
The Bees have emerged as one of the division's surprise packages and they have already shown they are capable of beating promotion hopefuls this campaign.
Mark Warbuton's men go into the game against Forest filled with confidence after their last result, where they came from behind against Derby County to win.
They will now be looking to capitalise on the nervy atmosphere around the City Ground and Forest will know that anything other than their best could see their winless run reach double figures.