Anthony Wordsworth has admitted Colchester United’s players are letting manager Joe Dunne down.
The U’s alarming slump in form continued when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Oldham Athletic.
Skipper Wordsworth said: “I think it’s fair to say the players need to take responsibility for the recent results.
“I don’t think the manager is to blame – he picks the team and puts his trust in us.
“I think we’re letting him down at the minute and we’re the ones who go out on the pitch."
See Monday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U's defeat against Oldham Athletic.