Marc Albrighton admits Leicester City have been sub par this season have the reigning champions enter into an important week of their campaign.
The club gave Claudio Ranieri its full backing after losing 3-0 to Manchester United, making it their fourth straight loss in the top-flight.
Leicester are one point above the drop zone and will visit fellow strugglers Swansea City on Sunday. And Albrighton is hoping their upturn in form can start in the midweek FA Cup replay against Derby County.
“We need to pick our performances up massively because they’re not good enough at the minute,” the midfielder told the club’s official website .
“But we’ve got the ability in the side and work rate in the side to come through this. We want to get confidence from each game.
“We’ve got ourselves in this situation and it’s only us who can get ourselves out of it. The ability is there and the work rate is there so we need to put it all together on a regular basis and win football matches. We’re trying to put things right.
“I think this is a really important week for us because we’ve got a great opportunity against Derby. The atmosphere will be brilliant because it’s a local derby that both teams want to win.
“We want to progress in the cup and it’s a great chance for us to build a platform and take some confidence into the weekend’s game.”