Goalkeeper Shay Given has pulled no punches about Aston Villa's current plight and admitted "we deserve to be where we are" ahead of Tuesday's crucial relegation battle with Bolton.
The Republic of Ireland international has urged Villa to strengthen their squad in the summer, with injuries having meant an over-reliance on young unproven players in recent weeks.
Villa have won only four home games this season and are five points above the drop zone after yesterday's goalless affair with Sunderland - their 15th draw of the campaign.
Given said: "It has been frustrating the whole season. We haven't had enough victories at home.
"We don't want to stumble the wrong side of the line because we know we are not safe yet.
"We are five points clear but Wigan have shown any results can happen at the bottom.
"The thing for Aston Villa is we can't rely on other people. We have to do the job ourselves.
"Ideally we want to win against Bolton but it is easy enough saying we want to win. We have to go out on the pitch and do the business."
Given, who made the £5million move from Manchester City last summer, believes Villa have under-achieved.