John Sheridan has apologised to Chesterfield FC fans after the 6-2 defeat at League One leaders MK Dons.
Both of Chesterfield’s goals came from Scott Boden but the setback left the League Two champions still looking for their first win of the season.
Sheridan said: “It was embarrassing towards the end. I’m hurt.
“I don’t like any team of mine that only plays in patches in a game because we played alright at times.
“I thought we’d got back into the game in the last 20 minutes of the first half and in the first 15 minutes of the second half, we were right in the game and I really thought we were the team on top.
“But for the remainder of the game we looked really disjointed and every goal they scored should have been dealt with by us a lot better than it was.
“I apologise to everyone, our fans, and I’m not saying this to get on anyone’s side, were great and got behind the team. They could see we were trying to get into the game.
“It’s the manner of the goals, and it’s not the first time it’s happened this season, so I’ve got to question if I’m doing the right thing and whether I’ve got the right players in the side and am I picking the right side.’’
Chesterfield another tough test on Saturday when they make the long journey to the south west to play Exeter, who have made a similar start to Sheridan’s men.
Both teams are in the bottom four with one point from four league games.