Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway was forced into making defensive changes before and during Easter Monday's defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
The Hoops' defence had Jamie Mackie at right-back towards the end, having started the match in attack, while usual right-back James Perch started at centre-half.
It was QPR's fifth defeat in a row by the odd goal and now their attentions have switched immediately to a massive derby with Brentford.
Rangers are still not mathematically safe from the drop, but they'll be looking to pick up at least a point this Saturday.
And Holloway was left to rue a lack of balance from his side, who lost out to a Sheffield Wednesday outfit now firmly in the play-off places.
"“We want to be a Championship club next season but we've still got a little way to go," he said, post-match.
“We missed Nedum Onuoha and Grant Hall, that left us short. They were injured and that hurt us.
“We didn't have the balance we needed today because of who wasn't available for us. People are in and out of form and confidence at the moment.
“It's on with the next game now though, that’s our focus. Our fans know how I feel about the next one.
"We need to put the season to bed and we'll be aiming to do it there.”
Holloway's side fell behind after 12 minutes, but they responded quickly through Idrissa Sylla.
However, Wednesday went back in front on the half-hour mark through Daniel Pudil's follow-up header, after Alex Smithies had pulled off a great save from Jordan Rhodes' header.
“Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be happening for us at the moment," said Holloway.
“Its fine margins in this division. We're not taking our opportunities but the effort, work-rate and organisation is there.
“But you can't concede two goals like we did from set pieces. We threw everything at them in the second half but we couldn't break them down.
“We pinned them in but we didn't have the quality to create enough chances."