Hibernian winger Ivan Sproule insists the team need to cut out mistakes if they are to start climbing the SPL table.
The club's new manager Pat Fenlon was watching from the stands over the weekend as Hibs slipped to a 3-1 defeat by St Johnstone.
The Leith side are now winless in four and sit just two points above rock-bottom Inverness in Scotland's top flight.
Sproule believes one of Fenlon's first tasks will be to assess which of his players have the character and strength to help the club move away from the drop zone.
"It's a bitter pill to swallow when you lose any game but with the run we've been on, it would have been nice to see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn't seem to be appearing yet," explained Sproule.
"It's been the story of the season so far for us and we can't hide from it. That's why we are down near the bottom of the league.
"From what he saw in the first half, there is a group of players there that he can make something out of. But what he saw in the second half probably showed him that he's got a job on his hands here.
"There is always potential. Hibs are a massive club and Hibs fans deserve better. I've said that all along but we need to get it right on the park.
"If we keep making mistakes that we're doing at the minute, we're not giving ourselves a chance.
"It's a test of our character and the new manager will see which characters he'd like to keep and I'm sure there will be characters he wants to push on."