TERRY Brown will step up his efforts to bring in a centre half after another woeful defensive performance which has increased the pressure on the Dons.
The players have also had their day of rest cancelled and they will come in to study a DVD of Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat to lowly Plymouth at Kingsmeadow.
The result leaves AFC Wimbledon just seven points above the drop zone and badly in need of points against Dagenham on Saturday and Bradford next Tuesday.
“I think it's important I get a centre half to lift the side,” said the Dons boss, so saw his side go behind after just 12 seconds.
“I might have to look at strengthening that midfield with a bit more grit too.
“But you couldn't make it up, could you. I think the bloke who's headed it in is about 5ft 8in and he's outjumped a 6ft 4in centre half [Mat Mitchel-King].
“That summed the game up for me. We weren't good enough in those areas today.
“I've been patient enough with them, but we've been trying to get another centre half in for the last couple of weeks and we are desperately trying to strengthen that area.
“I've got five centre halves here who are all good honest centre halves, but we're not winning enough physical battles and we're not clearing our lines.”
Brown continued: “The second goal was so embarrassing. We got a little lifeline prior to half time and came in full of energy, but three minutes in, a missed clearance, the other centre half doesn't come across and...goal. It knocked the stuffing out of the boys again.
“Jack Midson scores a goal every game but we have to score three goals to win a game and you can't do that. You need to keep clean sheets.”
Talking about his decision to bring his players in for an unscheduled debriefing, Brown added: “We need six points from the next two games, but the players on the floor at the moment.
“They will come in Wednesday – they normally have a day off – and they'll be watching the game again with me. If it means embarrassing them and showing them how poor they were, I will do that.
“It wasn't just the centre halves. I didn't see a lot going forward today. I didn't see forwards holding up the ball or midfielders making penetrating runs. We lacked width.
“It will be a nervy week and I need to patch them up mentally. The Dagenham game on Saturday will be a nervous affair.”