GARY Rowett hopes to see a big reaction from his Burton Albion players when they face Cheltenham Town at home on Saturday.
The Brewers were poor as they slipped to a first defeat in eight games last week as Bristol Rovers beat them 3-0.
Rowett reckons his promotion-chasing outfit contributed to their own downfall - and expects better at the Pirelli Stadium come the weekend.
“I’ve spoken to the players about it and showed them some clips,” said the Brewers boss.
“It was really interesting in terms of Bristol Rovers doing to us what we’ve been doing to other teams.
“They played with a better shape than us, with a stronger mentality than us.
“I just felt we contributed to it a little bit with our approach to the game.
“Whether that’s on the back of four great results and complacency, for what reason I don’t know.
“There are 10 games to go and we’ve got to make sure we don’t allow that to happen.”
Despite his disappointment at the defeat, Rowett is still pleased with how the season has shaped up – and thinks there have only been two matches so far where Albion have really let him down.
“I think if you look at the games this season there are only two that spring to mind – the 1-0 home defeat to Aldershot and Saturday,” he said.
“If it’s only two games, I don’t think you can be too disappointed.
“I wouldn’t say it was a lack of effort, but we weren’t as strong as we have been in recent weeks.
“Hopefully, it will remind us of what we need to do.
“What people tend to focus on is finding a reason for a bad performance.
“There’s not always an obvious reason.
“I’m disappointed but, at the same time, if it serves to get us back on the right track then we can take something from it.”