Andrew Whing is expecting two weeks of hard labour on the training ground as Coventry try to avoid being drawn into a relegation battle.
The young defender was culpable on Saturday as his rugby tackle on Lee Peacock handed Sheffield Wednesday a penalty gift, which they duly converted. The home team's win left Micky Adams' side only three points from the bottom of the table.
It looks like being another grim season for followers of the Sky Blues and while Whing may have put his own place in jeopardy with his late blunder at Hillsborough he is making no excuses.
However, he wasn't alone on Saturday as Adams refused to praise any member of his team. Injuries are biting hard into his small squad and opportunities for alterations are slim.
Coventry's next fixture is against Crystal Palace in 12 days' time and Whing says: "I'd rather play this Saturday or in the week because it's not nice to have a two-week break and mull over the defeat.
"We've obviously got to work hard on the training ground and hopefully put it right against Crystal Palace.
"Teams are finding it too easy to score against us so we've got to defend better as a back four and a team to be honest."
However, Whing is adamant that there are positives to be drawn from recent performances even though Coventry have lost twice in the last three matches.
He said: "I think we are playing well enough at the other end of the pitch without really scoring enough goals.
"There's a lot of character in our team, as we proved by coming back into the game twice against Sheffield Wednesday."
Adams said that it was unlikely he would have influential centre-half Rob Page for the next three matches after he was handed an FA ban for throwing a punch during the win over Watford last Wednesday.
Adams said: "I am resigned to losing Robert for three games and it is a big loss because he is a big player with character and heart in the squad.
"We are not going to deny there was an incident and we have to make a decision as to whether to appeal or accept the punishment."