Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee, believes that it is down to the players to turn around their poor run of results, starting tomorrow at Colchester United.
The Spireites will be looking to bounce back from their comprehensive defeat to Crewe Alexandra, as they take on the U’s at the Weston Homes Community Stadium (7.45pm).
The Essex club remain unbeaten at home this season, after beating Crawley Town 3-1 at the weekend, but Lee believes that the Spireites have enough to win the game - providing they start performing to their potential.
The stopper remarked: “Tomorrow’s game is massive – our away form has been rubbish this season but we have a great opportunity to go there and start a bit of a run.
“In my time at the club, we’ve gone to Colchester on a number of occasions and got results when we’ve needed them, so we’ve got to do it.
“Games slip away in this league and if we want to be on the right end of the table come the end of the season, we need to start picking up results soon.
“Colchester are enthusiastic, they’ve got some good players and they work hard, so it will be difficult as it always is away from home.
“However, we’ve got some good players in that dressing room who are underperforming. If we start performing, we will start picking up results.”
Chesterfield have won only once in their opening six league games, and have tasted defeat in four of those matches.
Saturday’s 5-1 defeat to Crewe also meant that the Blues are yet to gain a point away from home, having shipped 11 goals in 3 away defeats.
“Good players should not be putting in performances like that,” said Lee.
“That’s not down to the manager, it’s down to ourselves, and we need to be the ones to get ourselves out of this situation.”
And the goalkeeper thinks that the players need to start performing, to do themselves and the manager justice.
He added: “I think it’s about getting back to basics and making sure you do your job as an individual. If every individual on the team does that, the whole team performance will come together.
“We need to pull our socks up and start performing, we’ve all played a part in the last few results, and we all need to play a part in getting positive results on the board.
“We will go there with no fear, and football’s a funny game; if we get a 1-0 win at Colchester, then who knows where we can go.”