Against Southampton, Cork is hoping to bring and end to a run of 10 league games without a win.
“We did really well in the first half of the season. Realistically we knew that a bad run would come at some stage, we weren't naive enough to think that we'd go on forever," said Cork to the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
“We don't want to waste how well we did in the first half of the season though. We don't want to let the season peter out, we want to kick on again and see how high we can go.
“It's all about how we get out of it now and how we go back to how we were at the start of the season.
“We've been doing alright. We're creating plenty of chances and we've been in games.
“Nobody will be down about the run that we're on. We're still in seventh, we've got to be realistic, we're having a great season. Just because we're on a bad run, people will talk about it because it gives them something to talk about. Realistically we're still seventh and it's a good season for us.
“(The manager) just wants us to get back to how we were at the start of the season. We need to fight more and believe in ourselves more.
“We had games earlier in the season where we were in similar positions (in games) and came away with a draw or a win. We just need to get that mentality back of not conceding."