TERRY Brown has told his defenders to shape up or ship out.
The Dons have one of the worst records in League Two after leaking 53 goals in just 28 games in League Two.
Brown's backline escaped his mid-season cull which saw five players transfer-listed and relegated to the reserves.
However, he insists it's now time for his defenders to step up to the plate – or else.
He said: “Everyone in the back four needs a kick up the backside.
“Our defensive record isn't good enough, so the next three or four weeks is huge in terms of their futures.
“We have eight defenders but I've still no idea what my best back four is because whatever permutations I've tried haven't worked.
“We'll be working hard with the defence over the next few weeks to get it right.”
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