JERMAINE Easter insists it is the responsibility of Millwall's players to ease the pressure on boss Steve Lomas with a win at Watford on Boxing Day.
The Lions' trip to Vicarage Road on Thursday is the first of three games in seven days and results over the Christmas period could determine Lomas' fate at the club.
Millwall were booed off at half time and full time during their 2-0 defeat by Middlesbrough on Saturday, with chief executive Andy Ambler branding the performance "unacceptable."
Easter, who has been tipped to start up front against the Hornets, said: "It was a stale performance against Middlesbrough – there didn't seem to be a lot of hunger.
"I can't put my finger on why that was because we've done well of late at home.
"But we can't dwell on the past. The fans had their say, they're disappointed and all we want to do is please them and everyone else at the club.
"The fans' chants told us everything you need to know – they are not happy. The players aren't happy either because we're not winning games as regularly as we'd like.
"There needs to be a big improvement in performances and it is our responsibility to ease the pressure on the manager by taking three points at Watford.
"Our away form hasn't been good enough and that has got to change if we want to move away from the relegation places.
"Actions speak louder than words so we have to back that up on the pitch."