The full-back warns his Latics team-mates that they need to start games much more quickly if they are to stand a chance of avoiding another relegation scrap this season
The defender believes that the Latics slow starts are costing them heavily as another defeat, this time against Swansea City on Saturday, made it six games in the league without a win.
"We had to go 2-0 down before we started playing and already there's been too many times this season we have done that," Boyce told the Daily Mail.
"We are only playing when we are forced to like at the end of last season and we have to change that.
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Wigan face a tough encounter at the DW Stadium in their next match when in-form West Ham, who beat Southampton 4-1 on Saturday, visit and Boyce insists that his side will need to treat it as a must-win game.
"We have to start playing on the front foot," he added. "Next week it's West Ham at home, they had a really good result against Southampton and we have to take it to them.
"We can't be in a position like we were at the end of last season and all the other seasons.
"We simply need to win our home games and that starts with West Ham. It's up to us to kick-start our season."