BOSS Peter Jackson watched Town throw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Bristol City and admitted: "It feels more like a defeat."
Centre-back Nathan Clarke's stoppage-time own goal gifted the West Country side a League I point they appeared to have no chance of achieving after Pawel Abbott put Town two ahead 58 minutes into yesterday's Galpharm clash.
Jackson's men, who had gone ahead through a Tony Dinning own goal in the 18th minute, should have been in cruise control.
But substitute Leroy Lita pulled one back on 71 minutes and with home fans in an 11,151 crowd becoming increasingly nervous, Clarke's slip cost two points.
"We must have given away 15 or 16 points over the season so far and that means the difference between being in 13th and pushing for the play-offs, which is what we are more than capable of doing," said Jackson.
"It's very, very disappointing, and our failure to keep clean sheets and therefore win matches is a situation we must address.
"I'm looking into bringing a player or even players in and we'll certainly be out scouting.
"With Rob Edwards and Anthony Lloyd out of form, and David Mirfin out injured (he was forced off just nine minutes into yesterday's game with the recurrence of the thigh strain suffered at Bournemouth seven days ago) left-back is an obvious area of concern.
"But as we stand today, there are places in every area of the team up for grabs."
Town have claimed just one win (2-1 at home to Port Vale on Boxing Day) and five points from their four games over the festive period, and Jackson, who hopes to have striker Andy Booth back from injury for the visit of Torquay on Saturday, added: "The annoying thing is that we're as good as any side in this division.
"We showed that by twice coming from behind at Bournemouth and doing so well in the first half at Hull on Saturday.
"We were also excellent in the first half against Bristol, playing some really good football against a good side, and another slip-up at a set-piece has cost us dearly."
Despite those comments, Jackson refused to pin the blame on Clarke.
"He's inconsolable at the moment, but he'll be back," said the boss.
"He's one of the best young centre-backs outside the Premier League, and with one exception, he was excellent all match."