ENRAGED manager Peter Jackson today vowed to "shake things up" in a bid to stop Town slipping from play-off contention.
The McAlpine chief handed his team a verbal lashing after last night's 2-1 defeat by Yeovil at Huish Park which dropped them to ninth in the Third Division standings.
Annoyed by what he described as "schoolboy errors" and a lack of desire, Jackson held a video inquest on the 253-mile journey home.
And - despite arriving back at 3.20am - he called his players in for extra training at lunchtime today to start preparations for Saturday's must-win McAlpine meeting with basement strugglers Carlisle United, who crashed 4-1 at home to Scunthorpe last night.
"We let ourselves down badly last night and the only way we can repay those supporters who made that long trip is by playing a lot better and winning on Saturday," said Jackson, who will watch Town's FA Youth Cup tie against Grimsby at the McAlpine tonight (7.00).
"Our passing was awful on a pitch which demanded the ball was played to feet - we ended up just knocking it out of play _ and it hurts me to repeat what I said after the match, but Yeovil seemed to want the victory more than we did.
"That's not something I want to have to say again and there were some harsh words about our performance because I was extremely disappointed.
"I felt genuinely sorry for our fans travelling all that way back after a performance like that and I want to see the players pick themselves up and put it right against Carlisle."
Jackson restored Jon Stead to the starting line-up at the expense of Paul Scott in a return to 3-5-2, and the 20-year-old striker notched his 10th goal of the season to equalise at 1-1 before half time.
Gary Johnson's improving side recorded their fourth straight win, however, when the manager's son, Lee, added to skipper Terry Skiverton's early opener.
"We got ourselves back in the game with Stead's goal and I expected us to give a really good show in the second half, but once Yeovil scored we lost all shape and discipline, which is very disappointing," explained Jackson, who has Lee Fowler and Nathan Clarke under treatment for ankle injuries.
"I was particularly disappointed defensively.
"Some of the decisions made by the centre-backs were schoolboy errors and we have to tighten up and get back to keeping the clean sheets which have enabled us to pick up points.
"We have turned in two second half performances against Lincoln and Yeovil now which are simply not acceptable and, last night, we were beaten fair and square, so we have to do something about it."
Town collected four bookings to add to their woes in Somerset, where Chris Holland made his first appearance of the season as a sub.
Holland saw yellow alongside Andy Booth, Efe Sodje and Jon Worthington, which was his sixth of the season.