"There were a few harsh words said afterwards by the manager and a few players. We realise where we are and we want to put it right as quickly as possible."
Michael Morrison didn't hold back in his assessment of Reading's 3-0 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night.
Goals from Kieffer Moore, Jamal Lowe and Michael Jacobs gave the relegation-threatened Latics all three points to extend their current run to just one loss in their last seven. Wigan's form was of little tonic to the Royals, though, with Mark Bowen branding the performance from his side 'unacceptable' on the night.
"We're very, very disappointed," said the centre-back after the match. "It was a good opportunity for us to put that fear away, we haven't and we're in a little bit of trouble.
"Five points is still a good enough gap, if we get a good result at the weekend, that could put it back up to eight points.
"We're looking over our shoulders and, if you perform like that, you're going to be. It was sub-standard and we've got to move on very quickly to a tough game at the weekend.
"They're on good form, they're fighting for their lives and we've got to realise we've got to put everything into every game and get some consistency into what we're doing.
"We're very disappointed in how we've played. We've let them come here and bully us, run around more than us and we've not had the answer to get back into the game.
"The sucker-punch at the end makes it probably look a lot worse than what it is - it's very disappointing.
"It's about picking ourselves up, getting ready to go again on Thursday and Friday, having a plan and trying to win that game on Saturday.
"Football changes really quickly, if you go and win that, there's a bit more positivity around the place and you can be eight points away from it.
"It's not a crisis but it's not an ideal situation. We've sleepwalked into it a little bit since the beginning of the year, we haven't had enough results - we've been ahead in a few games and not seen it out.
"We've had a couple too many draws too, we need to make sure everybody is aware that it's a dogfight and we've got to put everything we've got into every single game - and certainly play better than we did tonight."