Uwe Rosler has given an honest assessment of Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Charlton Athletic at Highbury.
A hat-trick from Tarique Fosu-Henry downed The Cod Army, despite Bobby Grant’s first half equaliser giving Rosler’s side hope.
The German was quick to praise Karl Robinson’s side after the match, and said they were the better side on the day.
“First of all congratulations to Charlton,” said Rosler.
“The better team has won today. I accept responsibility because after the win at Bradford, I think I should have made a few changes to freshen up the side physically and emotionally.
“When you play a top side you need to be good when you’re not on the ball and have the mentality to make it difficult for them, and we didn’t do that today.”
Town’s chief said in his post-match interview that the manner of the goals conceded did disappoint him.
“Decision making today was not good enough,” added Rosler.
“That poor decision making comes from fatigue. That cost us goals and when you’re chasing the game you have to have the quality on the ball to react and we didn’t have that today.
“We were too open today and let a very good side come at us, and we gave them too much time on the ball.”
Town are back in action on Tuesday against Morecambe, with Rosler hinting at making changes as his side look to qualify for the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy.
“Every game is difficult and we know that,” confirmed Rosler.
“Some players need a rest and that’s shown today, as they didn’t play like they usually do. We need to keep players fresh ahead of the game at Plymouth so I will make changes on Tuesday.”