Jake Bidwell pulled no punches as he described Brentford's woeful recent form and admitted the club are being dragged into a relegation battle.
The Bees were beaten by Rotherham and Charlton, who are both residing in the bottom three, and are now eight points clear of the drop zone.
“We've massively underachieved recently and we're in a position where we're getting drawn into a relegation fight,” he said.
“I wish I could tell you what is going wrong as I'd put it right myself. We're not performing as a team as well as we can do and results have shown that.
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"As good as a team as we know we can be, we've lost to two teams in the bottom three. We need to get back to performing like we did against Wolves and if we do we'll cause anyone problems.”
The squad had a heated discussion in the wake of their 2-1 defeat to Charlton last weekend, which has drawn comparisons with the defeat to Stevenage in October 2013.
And Bidwell is keen for the squad to learn from their mistakes so they can look back and say the loss to the Addicks was the nadir.
He added: “Those things have worked before. It doesn't matter what the reason is. We just need to turn it around.
“Hopefully we'll look back in six weeks and say this is the difference. Results being the way they are, nobody is happy.
“It's not good enough. The important thing is we learn from it. Nobody likes feeling like that after a game. You've got to use it to drive you on.”
He went on: “Sitting in that dressing room after Charlton, you feel sick and you've got to remember how that feels and let that drive you on to make sure that it doesn't happen again.”
Bidwell understands the fans' frustrations and, from his words and body language, feels them himself and he urged the supporters to stick with the squad as they try and arrest the slide at QPR on Saturday.
He explained: “It's not easy for the fans or the players. It's not nice when you're losing or getting the right result.
“The fans a massive part of us. When Griffin Park is rocking it's a great place to be.
“I'd say stick with us - Everyone is working hard to turn this run of form around and hopefully that's going to start at the weekend.”