Newcastle United manager John Carver has admitted to the Daily Star that his poor record since inheriting the managerial reins has become a cause of frustration.
Carver has won just two of the 15 games in which he has been at the helm and admits that it is hurting him that his side have not found form.
Carver is determined to turn things around soon, though, and says that is it now time for actions rather than words.
“It’s not a nice record to have but the time for talking about what we’re trying to do is over,” he said.
“We have to produce the goods on the pitch. A lot of players have gone on record saying we’re going to do this, myself included but actions speak louder than words and now is the time.”
Newcastle have lost their last six Premier League matches, with their poor form starting to become something of a concern.
The Magpies are not quite clear of relegation trouble just yet and will need to find another win from somewhere if they are to confirm their safety.
To do that they will have to raise their current performances levels considerably and Carver needs to find a way of getting the best out of his squad, with Newcastle facing a tough fixture against Swansea City this weekend.
The Swans may have little to play for, but they have put together a hugely impressive season and if Newcastle don't improve then they are likely to leave their fans disappointed once again on Saturday.