Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu is hoping his side can get back to winning ways to climb away from trouble at the wrong end of the table.
The Cottagers are just out of the drop zone because of a superior goal difference after going six games without a win.
Etuhu faces his former club Sunderland this weekend and the Nigeria international believes they are improving after a tough run of fixtures.
"Fans are frustrated and so are we - but three wins and we're right up there again," Etuhu told the Fulham Chronicle.
"We're getting stronger, and everyone has to remember we played Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal in the last month and it's not been easy - but we're looking forward to playing Sunderland.
"It's a thin line between success and where we are, especially if you remember Chelsea have lost four and so have we. It's the draws that have killed us so far."