STAN TERNENT took the blame for Town’s 3-1 home loss to MK Dons and pledged: “I’ll sort it out.”
Ternent’s side go into Wednesday’s Carling Cup second-round home tie with Sheffield United desperate to bounce back from a defeat which left them second-bottom of League I.
There are away games at Millwall on Saturday and Cheltenham seven days after following the visit of the Blades, and Ternent, who has been linked with Dagenham and Redbridge flier Dominic Green, is plotting a quick recovery.
“Nobody likes losing, but you get setbacks in football and it’s all about how you react to them,” he said after goals by Jude Stirling (16th minute), Peter Leven (38th) and Sam Baldock (65th) put Town to the sword in front of a 13,189 crowd.
“They were much better than us in the first half, and we gave three soft goals away over the whole game, which is very frustrating.
“I picked the wrong team, so I take responsibility. I had a plan, but it didn’t work.”
With Town two down, Ternent made two changes at the break, bringing on Jon Worthington and Andy Booth for Jim Goodwin and Michael Flynn.
“I thought we looked better in the second half, and at least we had a go at them, so perhaps I should have started with that side,” added the boss, who had to wait until the 83rd minute for midfielder Gary Roberts’ consolation goal.