Striker Paul Ifill has no doubt Wellington Phoenix can play themselves off the bottom of the A-League table, and he's ready to do his part against Sydney FC on Sunday.Four weeks after ankle surgery, the Barbados-born playmaker has had limited game time, but he's also had enough of watching from the sidelines as his teammates struggle to reverse a three-game losing streak.Ifill hasn't taken kindly to sitting back as his team slump to last on the ladder, one point behind Sydney FC after the Sky Blues' 2-1 injury-time win over Melbourne Heart last week.The Phoenix haven't scored a goal since Jeremy Brockie's 37th-minute strike in their 2-1 loss to Brisbane Roar on January 1, and have battled to implement a mid-season change to a more attacking style of play.Ifill came through his scheduled 30 minutes for the Phoenix reserve side against Manawatu on Wednesday unscathed, and can't wait to test himself off the bench on Sunday."It's not been great, the last few weeks," he said after training on Thursday."I don't think we've played particularly badly, but the results have been going against us."Wellington have lacked consistency across 90 minutes, looking good in the opening half but falling off the pace in the second spell in recording consecutive losses to Western Sydney, Melbourne Victory and the Roar.The Phoenix's usually well-organised defence has lacked communication and leaked goals, particularly missing Manny Muscat at the back as he serves out a three-game suspension.They've appeared to lack confidence, but Ifill says it won't take much for the zip to return."We need someone to put it in the back of the net, whether it comes off their knee or their bum or anything."We need to get a goal early - it's well known that if we score first, we don't really get beaten."He said the Phoenix can take heart from the knowledge that they've worked their way out of similar situations in previous seasons."We've been in positions where the league's been really tight and we've not been doing too great, but then we get the Christmas decorations down and we start playing."When the chips are down, that's when we really start. We've been here before enough times to know that we normally get out of it."This is probably the deepest hole we've been in, but I fancy us to get out of it. I'm not too worried yet."