STRIKE legend Andy Booth picked over the wreckage of Town's FA Cup exit today and pleaded: "We have to get our home form sorted!"
The lowest home FA Cup crowd against League opposition in almost 14 years watched Wes Hoolahan give Blackpool a 1-0 victory from the penalty spot to leave Town with only one Galpharm win in three months.
It's a record Booth believes has to be put right, and quickly.
"Defeat on Saturday was very disappointing and we have to get our home form sorted," he said.
"The longer it goes on the harder it's going to be to get out of and the pressure starts to build.
"We have a very good squad here and we have to start producing.
"We know we're not playing well, but we are still only three points off the play-offs and we have to use that as a positive.
"It's disappointing to be out of the cups, but we have to ensure we don't start slipping in the League.
"A return to our best form at home is vital to that and, hopefully, it will be sooner rather than later."
The attendance of 6,597 was the lowest Cup gate against League opposition at the new stadium and the lowest since 5,144 watched a 2-1 third-round replay victory against Gillingham at Leeds Road in January 1993. Just over 5,000 were Town fans on Saturday as 1,570 came from Blackpool.
"It's not surprising it was a low attendance with the results we've been getting at home, especially when it was all-pay and such a horrible day," added Booth.
"It's a mystery why we are so off colour at home when, for the last few years, we've been so strong here, but we need to put it right and as quickly as we can."
Skipper Jon Worthington and Andy Holdsworth are suspended for the League trip to Blackpool on Saturday after reaching five bookings each.