Anthony Gerrard admits Chesterfield's performances have been nowhere near good enough so far this season
The Spireites haven't won in any of their first 9 games this season, but will have the chance to end their poor form away at Bromley tomorrow.
And Gerrard, who signed for the club in the summer told Peak FM: I've been nowhere near the standard I set myself. People need to take a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror and ask themselves the same question.
"If players think they've been okay, they're basically lying to themselves, they're lying to the group and lying to the football club."
"I know what we're capable of, the manager does, if we can produce something near where we can be, we'll have a hell of a chance. If we don't, the same outcome is possible but it's when you get wrote off before a ball is even kicked that's when people start taking you for granted and that's when surprises happen."
Meanwhile manager John Sheridan has urged his players to be better defensively: "We can't keep chasing the game by conceding, not staying in games for long enough periods. It's about us as a team to be harder to break down and stop inviting other teams to give us problems.
"It's something that unfortunately we've got a knack of doing at the moment so we have got to get it out of our game.
"It's a shocking start we've got off to, it's nothing I saw coming that we wouldn't win one in nine. We've just got to try and take care of ourselves, we need to get the first win and go on a run and try to play catch-up. But we're capable of doing it."