Sunderland defender Paul McShane admits they must start winning.
Ahead of today's clash with Portsmouth, the Irishman said: "When you lose a game you ponder and I think pondering is a good thing at times.
"People will have a look at their performances and try to improve. Sometimes, it is a good thing.
"But we need to start picking up points - we should have picked up points against Blackburn and it was disappointing, so Portsmouth is quite an important game for us now."