Jamie Maclaren is short of confidence and needs to do more for the team according to Hibernian boss Neil Lennon.
Maclaren has only managed one goal in 12 appearances for Hibs this season, missing out again in the weekend's 2-2 league draw with last-placed Dundee despite a handful of chances.
The Socceroo had scored eight goals in 15 appearances at Hibs last campaign but the goals have dried up.
“Jamie needs to do more for the team, without the goals,” Lennon said.
“He’s a poacher and Saturday, of all days, was a great opportunity to get on the scoresheet, with the amount of ball we had and the amount of good chances we created.
“Maybe he’s just having a shortage of confidence, but it’s not terminal. It’s not the end of the world.
“Normally I’d be ranting and raving but I’m not going to. We need to manage the situation as best we can and get the best out of the players rather than constantly go after them."
Lennon said Maclaren wasn't alone, with fellow forward Florian Kamberi struggling in front of goal amid Hibs' five-game winless run.
“My two strikers are looking short of confidence at the minute," Lennon said. "They are not really contributing, but we’ll work on that.
"We know what they’ve got, they are good players but they aren’t bringing enough to the team at the minute and when you don’t have that, then it’s always a struggle.”
Seventh-placed Hibernian are away to fourth-placed Kilmarnock in the Premiership on Sunday morning (2am AEDT).