Bobby Zamora is in mental turmoil over his lack of goals for Fulham.
Boss Roy Hodgson revealed the £6.3m striker is 'beating himself up' over his lack-lustre performances since his move as part of a double-deal from West Ham in the summer.
The sad trudge back to the dugout during Saturday's 3-1 win over Portsmouth, was only made worse after sub Erik Nevland showed how easy it could be with a brace of well-taken goals.
"He's beating himself up out there," said Hodgson. "I'm tired and not myself' is what he told us after he came off, but we have to tell him we still believe in him.
"He knows how much we counted on him to be a star - and it's hurting him he hasn't been able to convince the fans and show what a good player he is. He hasn't scored the goals and that's bothering him."
Meanwhile, Dickson Etuhu may have his work cut out to hang on to his defensive midfield slot, after the arrival of Olivier Dacourt on-loan from Inter Milan this week.
Etuhu has been plagued by injuries during the last year, and refuses to believe life has become easier for him at Fulham despite the freeing up of one midfield place by the departure of Jimmy Bullard.
Etuhu said: "I'm nothing like Jimmy Bullard. He's a playmaker, and my game is to keep us solid.
"But I'm still feel very stiff and still can't turn properly.
"My knee is getting there, and I've got to be patient. I think next season will see me at my best."