Neil Aspin is looking to his players to show a vast improvement on the pitch, ahead of Port Vale's trip to Swindon Town on Saturday.
Aspin says his players have a responsibility to try and improve the team's current league position, as Vale sit in 19th place, seven points above the relegation zone.
"The players have got to roll their sleeves up and do their jobs on the pitch. It's down to the players. They've got a responsibility and there's a lot at stake.
"They've got to show bottle, willingness, and desire, and they've got to get this club higher up in the table."
Aspin also said that one win could be all the club needs to turn the atmosphere at Vale Park.
Vale have failed to win a single game in 2018 so far, with their last victory coming in December against Luton Town with an emphatic 4-0 victory.
However, Aspin is optimistic that three points is all that's needed to lift spirits at the club, and could prove to be vital in the relegation battle.
"There's a lot of negativity about the place, and I understand that. Until we start winning games, that's the only way we're going to change that.
"Certainly once we get a good performance and three points, it'll give the players belief, it'll give the supporters belief.
"Hopefully we can all pull together to get us to the necessary points we need."