Darren Ferguson says some of his players are not putting in performances to the standard required for Doncaster Rovers to get out of trouble.
Rovers lost for the fifth time in their last six matches as they were beaten 2-0 at Swindon Town, a result which leaves them only two points above the drop zone.
“There’s clearly one or two that are not putting in performances to a level that I expect,” said Ferguson.
“There are one or two of them that are clearly suffering with a loss of form and I just need to look at that and pick what is the best team for the team as opposed to maybe individuals.”
Ferguson’s options became even more limited last night with Richard Chaplow now set for a one match suspension following his red card after two bookings.
And James Coppinger will be out for at least another fortnight after suffering a setback with his injury.
The Rovers boss will today look to bring in a loan signing to add numbers to his squad and is likely to add another next week following the Tuesday night trip to Scunthorpe.
For now he says his players must accept they are in a relegation fight.
He said: “If the players didn’t know they were in a relegation fight, they do now.
“I don’t know if they realised the position we are in but the simple case is we’re in a position I never thought we would be but we are.
“We’re far too inconsistent and we’re on a run that is bordering on the embarrassing and we’ve got to do something about it.
“There’s 13 cup finals and Saturday against Shrewsbury is clearly now huge.
“We don’t have to undercook that one because it’s clear as day. We’ll see what we’re all about.”