SHELLHARBOUR product Trent Merrin, with 137 games under his belt in Dragons' colours, has been through many high and lows with the club.
While he admits the past few weeks have been 'tough', the Group Seven junior is adamant all the players are on the same page and their first win for the season is just around the corner.
"There's absolutely no divide in the playing group and we all fully support Mary [coach Paul McGregor]," the 30-year-old said.
"Obviously things haven't gone our way so far this season but we are all in it together and will get out of it together.
"On paper, we've got a great team and should be doing much better than we are but we are just lacking confidence at the moment.
"Footy is a simple game and it's up to us as athletes to stand up, not overthink the situation and block out that external noise.
"Once we regain that confidence, along with building on our combinations, I'm sure we'll play the footy I know we're capable of and the pressure will start to ease on everyone.
"It can be a quick fix - you win one or two games and the pressure is on someone else.
"We've all got each other's backs - we're a team, we're a club and the only way from here is up."
Seeing his boyhood club like this hurts Merrin, who debuted for the Red V in 2009.
"Even when I left the club, which forced me to grow a lot as a person, the Dragons were still a big part of my life and always will be," the former NSW and Australian forward said.
"This club is something I'll always cherish and am very passionate about.
"The position we are in currently hurts and it lights a fire in my belly - I just want to get this club to achieve the success I know it's capable of.
"The fans have every right to feel let down and hurt too - when you're passionate about something, you're going to express it in a certain way.
"As long as they realise we are all working hard to right the ship and play the footy they can be proud of."
The 0-4 Dragons will have no better opportunity to restore the fans' faith in their side than with a win in Sunday's local derby against Cronulla-Sutherland at Campbelltown Stadium.
"It would be outstanding to win on Sunday," Merrin, who will start from the bench against the Sharks, said.
"It's been a rivalry match between the two sides for many years now and it's really exciting to be a part of another derby.
"Obviously it would have been nice to play it at one of our home grounds but the situation doesn't allow that.
"From my point of view, it'll be a great challenge against their forward pack and especially their middle forwards.
"Personally, I took plenty of positives from my performance on Monday - it's the best I've felt in ages.
"I built a strong foundation in my attack and defence that I'll be aiming to build on this weekend.
"I'm confident I'll only get better moving forward."