Stand-in captain Shaun Beeley knows he has to help lift the Morecambe dressing room ahead of the game against Newport County on Saturday.
Boss Jim Bentley blasted his players on Tuesday night after two Mansfield goals in the final five minutes handed the Stags a 2-1 win.
Beeley says The Shrimps shouldn’t put too much pressure on themselves as they look to turn things around but knows full well an improved performance is needed.
The right back said: “I think it does (put pressure on) because you want to get the result and turn it around.
“But we’ve got to be careful we don’t heap too much pressure on it and go away from our game that we know we can be good at.
“We’ve got to remain as positive as we can and keep the lads geed up because you’re confidence gets knocked with something like that.
“We’ve got to try and keep spirits up. I myself will try and lift the group with a little bit of enthusiasm and we’ll see what comes on Saturday.”
Beeley is keen for The Shrimps to move on from Tuesday night knowing that wallowing in the poor performance will only extend Morecambe’s run of defeats, which currently stands at two.
He said: “It won’t be swept under the carpet because it was unacceptable.
“You can’t dwell on things in football though. You’ve got learn to put things to one side once they’ve been dealt with.
“If we dwell on it too much other things can happen. You’ve got to look at what can be improved and try and implement it for Saturday and try and get three points.”
Lifting the mood might be easier said than done with Tuesday night’s finale at the Globe Arena a real low point in the season.
Beeley said: “It’s still quite raw. As a group we’re massively disappointed.
“It was always going to be a battle, a tough, close game but we were in control.
“We got our noses in front and I thought we’d see the game out.
“It was something and nothing and then they’ve equalised and then they’ve broken on us in and it’s ended up scuffling in the back of the net.
“We let ourselves down, we let the gaffer and Kenny down and as importantly we let the fans down.”
Now The Shrimps face a Newport side scrapping for every point at the bottom but one they have beaten in all five meetings between the sides.
Beeley said: “They’re a dangerous team to play against, they’ve got a lot to play for and are fighting for their lives.
“They can be as dangerous as one of the top teams.
“We’ve got to look at the best way we can go at winning that game and not take for granted the previous results or the forms because things in football change very quickly.”