How on earth do you go about reacting to losing 6-2 at home to Yeovil?
Do you make wholesale changes? Do you stick with the same players hoping for a positive reaction? Do you punish the players in training? Do you go about your usual business? Do you spend hours analysing what went wrong? Do you forget that it even happened?
Whatever happens in this upcoming game against Notts County – or, has happened on the training pitch since Monday – it has to be the right reaction. Whether that’s tearing everything up and starting again, or treating the Yeovil game as a one-off, this is a big game that if we can win, it puts to bed any talk that the team is choking now the pressure is on.
There are some players in this squad who feel like they will react well to having a point to prove in this game, and others who may have to be taken out of the firing line. In the latter category, Dominic Hyam looks the likeliest candidate for the drop after a naive showing against Yeovil and now that Tom Davies is fully fit again. Other likely candidates to be left out look to be Ryan Haynes and Peter Vincenti, despite other players maybe having worse performances, there are alternatives available in their positions.