Kildare manager Kieran McGeeney has called on his attackers to rise to the challenge in their concluding NFL Division Two clash with Sligo on Sunday.
McGeeney was furious with his side's meagre five-points return in last weekend's defeat to Tyrone which all but ended the Lilywhites' chances of promotion.
"Forwards get the credit when they score the points, and when they don't, it's always somebody else's fault," he said.
"The forwards were terrible. To score, basically, three points in 68 or 69 minutes at this level of football is pathetic."