Steven MacLean believes Hearts can get back on track by working hard and sticking together.
The Jambos fell to a 2-0 defeat at St Mirren on Saturday, after being sunk by an Adam Hammill second-half brace.
Though the loss sees the men in maroon fall three points behind league leaders Celtic, Craig Levein’s side still sit in third place, and striker MacLean knows that he and his teammates must stand up and be counted if they are going to see a turnaround in fortunes.
“We have got to step up to the mark,” he said. “We have to start sticking the ball away.
“We are on a bad run and the only way we’ll get out of it is with hard work and sticking together.
“You go through these periods in seasons and it is never perfect but we have got to step up to the mark, every single one of us.
“And you know what? The only way to get out of it is to roll your sleeves up, work hard and stick together.
“We are in it together and we are the ones who can get ourselves out of the predicament by working hard, getting in good areas, providing better final balls and then looking to put them away.
“If you keep doing the right things then you will eventually get the results you deserve. Hopefully it will turn for us.”