Kieran Lee admits Wanderers need to raise their game again to get over the double disappointment of back-to-back away defeats.
Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Forest Green Rovers made it successive League One losses for the second time this season for Ian Evatt’s men.
The Whites responded to their last pointless double in August with a four-match winning run in League One.
And they will be looking to try and replicate that – starting back at home against top-six rivals Barnsley next Saturday.
“Before these last two games it was a very good start. These have obviously set us back and we need to keep working now to turn it round a little bit,” said Lee, who was back on starting duty at Rovers after being rested for last Tuesday night’s reverse at Cheltenham Town.
“We’ll go again next week. We know we’ve got to pick up the performance and hopefully that will bring results.
“The performance is always there at home for some reason and then we come to these away grounds like this and it becomes a scrappy game and we seem to struggle a little bit.
“We know we’ve got to improve on that, especially in these kind of games. We need to keep working and keep putting it right.
“It’s another tough one (against Barnsley). They’re all tough games in this league at the minute. We just know on the back of two negative results we need to put that right.”
Wanderers – helped by the creativity of Lee in his attacking midfield role – looked a more potent force at the New Lawn than they had in their 1-0 loss at Cheltenham.
But they failed to turn a one-sided second half into goals and after again drawing a blank in the box paid the price for a slugging opening 45 minutes and an opening goal from Rovers’ frontman Connor Wickham.
“The first half we know wasn’t good enough and probably deserved to go in 1-0 down,” added Lee.
“We didn’t get going and they scored on the counter-attack. Once they get the first goal it makes it even more difficult.
“The second half we came out and threw everything at it but not managed to take one of our chances.
“We know we’ve not performed anywhere near we can play but we still had the chances where we could probably nick it and you play badly and come out with the win.
“But we’ve not taken those chances and we’ve lost again, which is disappointing.”