Perth Glory goalkeeper Danny Vukovic says the club isn't reaching for the panic button despite slipping to ninth place on the A-League ladder.
Glory are winless in their past five matches ahead of tomorrow night's game against second-placed Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium.
They have won just twice in nine matches since Kenny Lowe took over as coach amid turmoil in December.
The recent run of results has left Glory four points out of the top six and needing a dramatic form reversal in order to qualify for a third finals series in four years.
But Vukovic said the squad remained upbeat.
"It's not desperation stakes just yet," Vukovic said.
"There are still eight games to go, so there are still quite a few points there to be picked up.
"We know that if we can string a few good results together we will shoot back up the table.
"But it's about doing it, not talking about it, and it starts on Saturday night.
"If we don't start picking up points soon, the season's going to be over. There are eight games to go, four home games.
"We really need to be winning those home games and trying to pick up some points away."
Vukovic will make his 200th A-League appearance against the Wanderers.
The veteran goalkeeper has been Glory's most consistent and durable player since joining the club in 2011, starting all 78 games in that time.
"It only feels like yesterday that I made my debut for the Mariners against Melbourne Victory (in 2005)," Vukovic said.
"It's been a great 199 games, I've really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the 200th against Western Sydney."
Glory yesterday promoted Adrian Zahra, Danny De Silva and Brandon O'Neill to an extended squad of 18.
Young Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren was left out and two more players must be cut.
Western Sydney also named an 18-man squad, including former Glory defender Dean Heffernan. Star Shinji Ono (illness), first-choice goalkeeper Ante Covic (groin) and Jerome Polenz (suspended) are unavailable.