DIGICEL Fiji Sevens head coach Alifereti Dere says the national side needed to improve on its indiscipline to remain in the race for the Las Vegas 7s title.
The Setefano Cakau-skippered side recorded wins in the opening two matches but indiscipline stood out as the team's major downfall.
Playmaker Joji Ragamate copped a yellow card in Fiji's 26-17 win over the English while burly Nemani Nagusa was sinbinned in the close 14-12 win over Scotland.
Dere said the national side had to regroup and come mentally strong today in the remaining pool match against Portugal at 8am and the Cup quarters later in this afternoon.
"At the moment the players are slowly finding the rhythm but there are still areas they need to work on," the former national 7s skipper said.
Dere thanked the fans for their continued support and assured they were working hard on finishing better than in Wellington last weekend.
"For the supporters who remained with the team after the loss in Wellington, thank you," he said.
"To those who have been criticising us, please contribute something positive towards the team building."
Fiji lost in the bowl final in Wellington.