Dundee defender Brian Easton has urged his side to toughen up if they are to climb the Scottish Premier League table.
The rock-bottom side have won just once this season and Easton has called on his team-mates to end their drought when Inverness come calling on Friday.
"We've got good players but we have to be more ruthless from now on," Easton told the Daily Record. "You can't afford to be so generous at this level when it comes to making mistakes.
"That's what we've been lacking in our game so far and if we can sort that it will make a huge difference.
"It's not about being dirty or anything like that. It's more about being a tougher nut to crack for the opponents, especially when they come to Dens Park.
"We've lost some soft goals and not always taken our chances, which we all know has to change.
"We've been saying that for a while now so there's no better time for us to put it into action than when Inverness come to our place. I'm sure it will only take one win to get us going again."