Hibernian star Ian Murray insists it is far too early in the SPL season to start panicking over the club's lowly position.
Hibs finished fourth in the table last time around, but they have suffered a woeful start to the new campaign - costing manager John Hughes his job.
Things have failed to improve of late under new boss Colin Calderwood and the Edinburgh giants currently sit second from bottom following their weekend loss to rivals Hearts.
Hibs are level on points with rock bottom St Mirren but, while Murray is worried by their dismal form to date, he thinks it is far too early to worry about a potential long season ahead.
"Obviously things aren't the best for us at the moment, sitting just above St Mirren," he told the Scotsman.
"No disrespect to St Mirren, but we should be picking up a few more points than them. Perhaps there is a wee worry, but certainly no panic, I think it is too early for that.
"If come Christmas time, January or February and you are still in the same position then you worry. Every team goes through a bad patch. At the moment it is us but it also looks as if Aberdeen are having a sticky patch.
"At the moment only Motherwell, Rangers and Celtic are the teams you could say are doing really well but in football can change quickly."