An air of resignation is currently enveloping struggling Wigan Athletic, according to Austrian international Paul Scharner.
The Latics are currently on a horrendous run of form and a seven game losing streak has seen them slip to within two points of the relegation zone.
Wigan's struggles are in stark contrast to their superb debut season in the top flight last year, and manager Paul Jewell will need his squad to display all their character if they are to pull clear of trouble.
However, Scharner has now admitted that spirits are low at The Latics as a sense of pessimism pervades the squad.
"You can feel the mood throughout the club that we are going to be relegated," said Scharner in The Sun.
One player looking to jump ship is Lee McCulloch, as the Scottish forward has had a transfer request rejected after seeing a bid from Rangers turned down by the Premiership club.
Now Latics left-back Leighton Baines has admitted he can understand why McCulloch is determined to leave The JJB Stadium and join Walter Smith at Ibrox.
"Rangers are a massive club," stated Baines. "It would be a boyhood dream for Lee if he went."