Coventry City manager Micky Adams has apologised to the club's fans after their crushing 4-1 defeat at the Championship's lowliest outfit, Crewe Alexandra.
The reverse extends Coventry's poor away record to just one win this year, and they are without a success in their last five trips, but their effort at Gresty Road was particularly poor.
"The fans have got the right to voice their discon-tent because it was a display they hadn't seen for a long time and we can only apologise to them and try and put it right," Adams said. "But our away frailties came to the fore again, I think I know why and I'll try and put it right."
He was particularly sore about his team's failure to respond to Crewe's fourth-minute opener and the way in which they defended throughout. "There was still enough time in the game to come back," said Adams. "We didn't play well from start to finish.
"I think defensively we were very poor, we struggled to get up the pitch and possibly that's why the game was so open. There was plenty of space for everyone which probably suited Crewe more than us.
"We will obviously analyse the game and we know where we've gone wrong and we have to try and put it right.
"I've got a group of honest lads who have done brilliantly for the club and for themselves this season and more importantly the fans. But they've let themselves down and they know that."
With City trailing 3-1 at half-time, defenders Richard Shaw and Andrew Whing were both substituted. "If I could have made four substitutions I would have done at that time," said Adams.