Blackburn boss Steve Kean admits his players must step up after suffering a demoralising 2-1 home defeat to West Brom.
The Scot wants his squad to show their worth next Tuesday when rock-bottom Bolton are the visitors to Ewood Park in a crunch Premier League encounter.
Peter Odemwingie's late goal gave a Albion a 2-1 victory to further increase the pressure on under-fire Kean.
The hosts fell behind when they failed to properly deal with a corner and James Morrison smashed the ball past Paul Robinson.
Scott Dann scrambled in an equaliser with 18 minutes to go, but Blackburn were left empty-handed by Odemwingie's last-gasp effort.
The defeat means Blackburn remain mired in the relegation zone, one point ahead of the Trotters and Kean wants the club to focus their attentions on that game rather than his own future.
He told Sky Sports: "I thought both games (West Brom and Bolton) were big games. You want to put points on the board. If Tuesday wasn't big enough it is certainly massive now.
"We've got to pick ourselves back up again and show courage and I don't mind challenges and tackles. Courage to get on the ball, courage to make our own chances, not waiting for teams to make mistakes.
"Get on the ball, show some courage, make some nice passes and try to get the ball wide and get in some one-against-one areas where we know we've got players that can open up the game."
Asked about the reaction of the supporters after Albion's winning goal, he added: "Well, the fans are disappointed and I'm sure the staff, the owners and the dressing room is disappointed, but it is our job to stick together and show courage and get three points against Bolton.
"There's nothing else for it. We have to get ourselves out of this position and I'm sure we will."