Bury boss Richie Barker admits he must lift his players ahead of this weekend's trip to Hartlepool.
The Shakers head to the north-east aiming to avoid a fifth league defeat in succession.
And Barker said: "I'm not sure if the players are down, but I'm down because I'm not sure what else I can do.
"I'll send another team out against Hartlepool on Saturday and I'll try to lift them again.
"But sometimes you make your own luck, so we've got to produce something somewhere along the line."