Dundee manager James McPake insists there is more to come from his team after they slipped to sixth place in the Championship.
The draw at Cappielow against Morton combined with wins for Dunfermline over Queen of the South and Arbroath against leaders Dundee United ensured the Dark Blues fell out of the play-off places.
Both the Pars and Lichites are ahead of them and that is not a good look for a team that many predicted would be up there challenging United for the title.
They have not won a game since beating Partick Thistle, who are the visitors this weekend, by a single goal at Firhill on December 21.
There is no panic at Dens Park and the belief remains, certainly in the dressing room and dugout, that they will put together a winning run that will push them upwards.
McPake said: “I’m not relaxed about our league position but I don’t look into it too much.
“There are not a lot of games left, 14 to go, but when we get ourselves sorted only then can we really dictate where we are in the league.
“If we’re not winning games, that’s no wins in five – that’s not enough.
“We need to be consistently picking up three points.
“Only then will I be able to tell the boys: ‘Here is where we need to get to.’
“Right now, it is all about getting the next three points.”
There were positive signs in the draw at Greenock and McPake remains convinced that it will all click into place.
He said: “I think there is a lot more to come from this team.
“There has to be a consistency, where we know what we are getting from both ends of the pitch.
“I think we got a bit of that on Saturday.
“Morton are the team that puts most balls into your box and make you defend more than anybody else in this league.
“The character and workrate of our players were great but in terms of quality, in both boxes, we need to be better.”
“We need to get a run together.
“Every game is tough but we are back at home this Saturday and we need to start the game the way we did at Morton.”