Rotherham bass Andy Scott has urged his players to enjoy their football again as they aim to end an alarming run of results.
The Millers have registered just one win in their last nine games, losing the last five, to undo a promising start to the season which saw Scott win manager of the month for August.
The slide down the table, which has coincided with Adam Le Fondre's sale to Reading, culminated in a 5-2 thrashing at Bristol Rovers last week and Scott has tried to relieve the pressure on his men in recent days.
"When you work at something day in day out, you can work too hard and when mistakes are made, it highlights it even more and people put themselves under pressure," Scott said.
"We have tried to lighten the mood a little bit and made them realise that being a professional footballer and playing for Rotherham should be enjoyable. It doesn't mean you can't work hard.
"We have tried to relieve the pressure and make them enjoy their football. It is a very short career, you don't know how long it will last and you should enjoy every minute of it."