"We have to accept that we are in a relegation battle, there is no avoiding it," he said.
"And we have to take responsibility for that, nobody else is going to, after all.
"It is up to us to turn things round, we have to start picking up results, starting when we go to Blackpool this weekend.
"We have to go there with confidence and aim for three points.
"We have to do that in every match now, we need all the points we can get."
Notts have managed just 3 wins all season lying 20th in the league above the drop zone on goal difference, and face a tricky trip to Blackpool this weekend and will be without Darren Caskey for the game.
Brough, now a Wales U21 international, believes that the finger cannot be pointed to individual players, and it is a team game and its the team making the mistakes.
"I don't think we played badly as individuals, that is the strange thing," he said.
"There was nobody individually that had a stinker. But we still defended badly and we all have to accept responsibility for that.
"We have to defend better as a unit throughout the whole team. We can't keep conceding goals like that."