Nicky Adams has called on his Rochdale team-mates to improve their performances and relieve the pressure on boss Steve Eyre.
Dale, who occupy one of the relegation spots in League One, are without a win in eight matches in all competitions and their latest setback came in the FA Cup defeat against Bradford last weekend.
Adams believes Rochdale need to take their training-ground form into matches if they are to get themselves out of trouble - starting at Preston on Saturday.
"The gaffer is the one who takes all the flak when results don't go our way, but it's the players who have got to do the business on the field," Adams told the Manchester Evening News.
"The fans know that and they have been as good as gold with us. Preparation for games and our training sessions have been spot on - what we have to do now is take the kind of football we're producing on the training ground into our matches.
"Steve Eyre and (assistant manager) Frank Bunn have been top drawer and all the lads are right behind them and believe we can turn the corner together. I think we've been short of a bit of luck lately, but, providing we keep working as hard as we have been in training, we'll turn that corner."