Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt, insisted that the defeat away at Crewe Alexandra was down to the players’ performance and nothing else.
Former Spireites loanee Chris Porter scored twice in a 5-1 defeat at the Alexandra Stadium and Evatt says that all of the squad need to take a look at themselves and accept responsibility.
“It wasn’t good enough from everyone today and in no way is it a reflection on the manager,” he said.
“He’s a good manager and we all enjoy working with him. Today we let him down, ourselves down and we let the supporters down, week to week we’re making errors as a group and as individuals.
“As footballers, we’ve got to come together and start producing performances for the manager and the football club. We’ve no-one to blame but ourselves.”
The defeat means that the Spireites find themselves in 23rd position in Sky Bet League Two, after winning just once in their first six fixtures.
Next up is a trip to Colchester United on Tuesday night, providing a chance for the Spireites to put the loss at Crewe behind them.
Evatt added: “I think the fans know me well enough to know that this will be hurting me as an individual and it’s certainly hurting the dressing room. We’re all devastated in there.
“We’ve all had a lot to say in the dressing room and we know we’ve let ourselves down. Luckily for us we’ve got a game on Tuesday and we have a chance to turn things around.
“For two years now we’ve let everybody down and it’s carried on for too long. It’s about time that things changed and we need to start changing it - it’s as simple as that.
“The message to everybody is to stick with us. We’re going to try as hard as we can to put this right, because there are too many good players in this squad to be performing the way we are at the minute.”