Paul Green is desperate for a Rotherham United win tomorrow, to avoid a fortnight of painful soul-searching.
The Millers are at home to Fulham in their final match before the two-week international break kicks in.
And the midfield man admitted: “You definitely want to go into that on the back of a win as there’s no a game for two weeks and if you don’t win you are dwelling on it.
Rotherham haven’t recorded a victory in their opening four league games, but Green is confident that is about to change.
“We have not started as well as we thought we would and there’s some disappointed lads in the dressing roomm,” the 32-year-old said. “But we have got strong characters who will get us through and hopefully we will get a good result against Fulham.”
Millers manager Steve Evans believes it’s far too early in the season for anyone to be jumping to conclusions.
“If we beat Fulham, they’ll be writing Fulham off. If Fulham beat us, they’ll be wanting to write us off,” he said. “As every manager will tell you, it’s a long, long season.
“What I do know is that the top six at the minute won’t be the top six at the end and the bottom six now won’t be the bottom six.”
The match sees the return to AESSEAL New York Stadium of Ben Pringle, one of the heroes of Rotherham’s climb from League Two to the second tier, and Green believes home fans will give him a warm welcome.
“Prings will get a good reception with what he has done for the club through the leagues,” Green said.
“It will be nice for him to come back here, but hopefully the result will go against him.”