Henri Lansbury has admitted to The Green Soccer Journal that he is suffering with a loss of form at the moment.
The Nottingham Forest attacking midfielder has been one of his side's biggest underachievers this term, with his performances rarely showing his true quality.
Lansbury has been required to step up in the absence of Andy Reid, who has been ruled out with a prolonged injury, but he has not made the desired impact and admits it has been a troubling period.
"At the moment I’m going through a bit of a tough time; I’m not playing very well and the team haven’t been playing very well, so it’s about getting some confidence," he said. "You’ve just got to keep going and say, ‘whatever’."
Lansbury has proven his class at Championship level previously, where he has been one of the Reds' major stars, but his dip in form has run alongside his team's.
Forest have won just three of their last 21 matches during what has been a hugely disheartening spell for a side that went into the season as promotion favourites.
Stuart Pearce's men have been found wanting on regular occasions, with their squad playing far below the sum of their parts.
Although there have been some more impressive performers - notably Michail Antonio, Robert Tesche and Britt Assombalonga - Lansbury has joined a group of players who are under-performing and he will be determined to make amends during the second half of the campaign.
At the moment the 24-year-old has just three goals to his name and this tally will need to improve considerably if he is to feel he has contributed enough to Forest's season.