Brentford FC manager Andy Scott is asking serious questions of his fringe players after watching them bow out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Scott made seven changes from the team which beat Macclesfield on Saturday, and watched them lose a 2-0 lead and a penalty shoot-out to exit the competition.
He re-introduced Marvin Williams, Ryan Dickson, Mark Phillips, Karleigh Osborne, Kevin O'Connor, Craig Pead and Ross Montague to the side.
But, mindful that they will have to step up to the plate in the event of injuries or suspensions, Scott questioned whether some were finding life comfortable outside the first XI.
He said: "I said in the dressing room they have to ask questions of themselves. They have to take the opportunities to prove they are ready, but we didn't look as strong as the first XI have in league games.
"We give them the opportunity to do extra work, and they have to take responsibility. But we didn't do well enough second half. We looked a little bit tired at the end, which was disappointing.
"Some lads showed they weren't good enough at the moment, or not fit enough. I have asked if some are comfortable not being in the team."
But Scott backed his players to come up with the response he was looking for next time they get a chance.