Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher says his side must stop conceding goals if they are to improve.
Argyle suffered a second consecutive defeat in the 3-2 loss at Crewe.
But they have scored in every game bar one since their 4-1 win over Northampton on 26 November.
"We are a team that will make chances and score goals so if we can keep it tight at the back and keep clean sheets we're going to win a lot more than we lose," Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon.
Argyle have kept just one clean sheet all season, in the 0-0 draw at Aldershot on 2 January and are three points adrift at the bottom of the Football League.
"It's not certain areas of anything, it's the whole team, everyone's in it together,
"It doesn't have to be perfect football all the time but we just have to make sure that we do our jobs," he added.
And Fletcher says he was impressed with some aspects of his side's performance at Crewe.
"We're disappointed to lose goals and lose the game but the overall performance was fairly good and these little things, if we can iron them out, it'll make games a lot easier for us," he added.
"There's a lot of positives, coming away from home we kept possession fairly well which was pleasing, even in the first half our passing was going OK.
"We were doing the things we wanted to do but it's disappointing to lose sloppy goals from our point of view."