Phil Jagielka admits the Everton changing room is currently 'very apprehensive' following a run of no wins in seven games.
The Toffees are just two points outside the Premier League relegation zone after being held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at home by Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Jagielka acknowledged the team's confidence is starting to be affected by the lowly position in the table and hopes Everton's luck in front of goal will soon change.
"You can't ignore the table, we are too far gone in the season," said the England defender.
"If it had been three or four games in we may have not bothered looking at the table but the number of games we have played now the league has started to take shape.
"Unfortunately we are in the wrong half and there is only one way to correct that and that is by starting to pick up three points.
"It is a very apprehensive changing room. We are hoping we get that early goal and kick on from there but unfortunately at the moment we can't seem to find it.
"I am sure if we were further up the table and doing better we would probably have won.
"Unfortunately we are getting a few decent chances and a few half-chances but we are not turning them into goals.
"The atmosphere (at Goodison Park) isn't brilliant but we can't blame the fans because we're not giving them too much to shout about.
"Believe you me we are trying, hopefully our luck will turn soon and we will start scoring goals."