Clive Allen is demanding a quick turn around in form following the reserves' 5-0 defeat against Southampton.
After such an impressive season and a recent run of just one defeat in 11 games, it was one of those nights at Stevenage Borough.
The reserves return to action against Crystal Palace next week and Clive is determined to put matters right.
"We'll go about our work in the same way and I'll be preaching the same things that have got us good results," said a stunned Clive after Monday's reverse.
"I think they know what they need to do, they didn't produce it against Southampton and I will reinforce that over the next week before we play our next game.
"It's got to be better and I didn't expect to see the team perform like that with how we've shaped up this season.
"It's a shock but if they have the right frame of mind and right determination we'll turn it around quickly."