DISAPPOINTED manager Peter Jackson today promised his squad a week of hard labour to help get Town's season back into full play-off mode.
It's now four games without a win following the miserable 3-1 FA Cup defeat by Stockport which cost Town the chance of extra excitement for the fans and valuable finance for the club.
Shoring up the defence is Jackson's top priority, although he also wants to see more commitment in front of the opposition goal as Town prepare for the long League I trip to Colchester.
"We will work all week on defending correctly, especially at set pieces, because we have to stop conceding silly goals if we want to win matches," said Jackson today.
"There was very little positive to take out of Saturday's very disappointing defeat, but we recovered from a first-round setback last season to go on a great run and we'll set our sights on doing the same again.
"We will have our usual crop of critics and cynics this week and it's understandable for everyone to be disappointed, but it's a blip, we can bounce back and we can have another exciting season if we remain positive about things."
After last season's Cup exit to Accrington Stanley, Town lost only four of the next 27 League games in a thrilling surge.
"If we'd played like we can at Stockport and defended properly then we would have won," said Jackson. "To concede another two set pieces was not acceptable, but I've watched the video and I still think some of the football we played going forward was good.
"I said to the lads after the game, though, that we've got to stop trying to walk the ball into the net all the time.
"I don't think we were brave enough in the Stockport area to throw bodies in and get that goal we needed to get us back in the tie. One goal earlier would have been enough, I'm certain of it."