PETER JACKSON today surveyed the wreckage of Town's horror show at Hartlepool and pledged: "We'll put things right against Rotherham."
The Galpharm boss has branded the home meeting with the Millers a week today as "must-win" after his hopes of automatic promotion from League I were dented by last night's 3-1 defeat in front of 5,468 at Victoria Park.
Michael Maidens and Joel Porter took advantage as third-placed Town, watched by a capacity travelling contingent of 936, dipped badly after the break.
Before it, David Graham had levelled Adam Boyd's opener for relegation-threatened Pool with his sixth goal in eight Town games.
But Graham was also guilty of some misses, and Jackson admitted: "While he put away the hardest one, we could have been three in front by the break.
"I thought we played some of our best away football of the season in the first half, and at half-time, I told the lads to keep it going.
"For some reason, they didn't. We had a bad second half, we were out-run and out-fought and we could have lost by more had it not been for some great saves by Phil Senior."
Asked if there was an element of complacency about the second-half display, Jackson responded: "I certainly hope not, because you can't take anything for granted in this division.
"Last night was very disappointing, but I'm not going to slate my players because for the majority of this season, they've been excellent.
"There are still nine games to go, so a lot can happen, but we have to ensure we bounce back against Rotherham."
Jackson brought back left-back Danny Adams and midfielders Mark Hudson and Danny Schofield at the expense of Dan Smith, Andy Holdsworth and Gary Taylor-Fletcher last night.
Smith's second month's loan from Sunderland ends after the Rotherham game.
Striker Pawel Abbott (back) and defender Tom Clarke (ankle) remain under treatment.