Sunderland striker Djibril Cisse is desperate for his attacking partnership with Kenwyne Jones to start to click - and quick.
The pair have netted 19 goals between them for the Black Cats this season - but only four in their last nine league games.
This run has coincided with the Black Cats collecting just ten points and Ricky Sbragia's side are now only three points above the drop-zone in 14th place.
Cisse - who is on a season-long loan from Marseille - is now hoping that his partnership with Jones starts to deliver more goals.
He said: "It hasn't been really effective but there are two solutions; we give up or we continue and start trying to play together and scoring goals and try to win points.
"But we are going to have to do something, and quick."
Sbragia revealed at the weekend that the signs between the pair have been good on the training pitch.
But Cisse knows this is not good enough, saying: "It's not in training where you win points. We are going to have to find a solution, we are going to have to start playing well together."
He insists the problem is not that they are too similar in style, adding: "No, we are not the same kind of player at all. Kenwyne is more physical than me, he is more a target man than me.
"Everything is there, he is a quality player, I am a quality player, but on a Saturday there is nothing.
"We are going to have to start showing it now because we don't really have much time, so we are going to have to start quickly."
Cisse, who has previously revealed his frustration that Sunderland are yet to make a decision on a permanent move for him, also responded diplomatically to Sbragia's assertion that he should stop talking about his own situation and concentrate on the club's relegation battle.
He said: "It's all right, if he wants me to stop, we will stop. We are not going to talk about it. It's no problem.
"It's better to know what you are doing, but the boss is the boss and we are not going to talk about it."