Dickov said: “It is up to the players to sort it out. We are the only people can change things.
“We have to work hard. There are no excuses. The fans will back us if they can see the passion.
“If we are getting beaten 5-0 and giving our all they would still be behind the team.
“I played for City in the depths of the second division and there were still 30,00 fans coming to games.
“We have to give them something good to shout about.”