Stuart Pearce believes that Nottingham Forest's lack of confidence is costing them at the moment.
The Reds made a blistering start to the season, jumping into first-place, but they have faltered since.
Forest are now winless in 10 games across all competitions and a 3-1 defeat to Brentford last night was humiliating to say the least.
Pearce believes that this poor form can be attributed to their lack of confidence and also feels that his side need to stop making so many errors.
"Let's not kid ourselves, there is a lack of confidence in the group and that is costing us, when we make silly mistakes," he said to the Nottingham Post.
Pearce has called for patience from Forest supporters on numerous occasions during this poor run of form, but it is starting to run thin.
Their currently slide down the table is showing no signs of stopping and unless they can pick up three points soon the pressure will continue to grow.
There is already a rising numbers of supporters who are starting to think that Pearce's time is up at the City Ground and serious questions are being raised.
The Reds spent big this summer and have one of the squad's with the most quality in the entire division, but they are not performing anywhere near their maximum potential.
If this slump continues for much longer their chances of promotion will begin to look limited and they will be getting desperate for a win.
The club's next chance to pick up this all important victory will be against high-flying Norwich City, where the tension is sure to be high at the City Ground.