PHIL Brown has accepted that several of his personnel calls for Saturday's home defeat by Bury simply did not come off, but insists his Swindon Town squad must also examine their application to the task in hand as they lick their wounds after the County Ground reverse.

Town looked horribly disjointed and ill at ease as the Shakers secured a 2-1 result that was more comfortable than the scoreline suggests, with a number of players appearing ill-suited to the duties entrusted to them by their manager.

Young attacker Ellis Iandolo found himself substituted just half an hour into the weekend loss - although Brown was at pains to stress that collective rather than individual shortcomings down the spine of the team had prompted his replacement by the more experienced Toumani Diagouraga.

Meanwhile, James Dunne was again pressed into service at right-back with Kyle Knoyle suspended and struggled to cope with the guile of the visitors' attack.

Reflecting on a chastening afternoon for his men, Brown conceded that some tactical calls had not panned out, but also insisted his side's inability to deliver the basics had also contributed heavily.

"I’m not going to throw Ellis Iandolo under a bus by any stretch of the imagination,'' said the manager.

"I wanted to change personnel (and) I just felt we were a little naïve in the middle of the park. I thought we were too young.

"Steven Alzate probably gives us the same kind of end product going forward. Ellis has got the left foot and Steven has got the right foot and I just thought we were too young in there.

"We might have had the energy (but) if you look at our experience it was always on the outside of the team.

"The goalkeeper is behind the back four and the two full-backs were the experienced ones in the back four.

"In the heart of the team we only had experience on the front line and Rico (Marc Richards) had three centre-halves up against him so there is lots to analyse.

"There is certainly lots to look at and dissect and put right. But the work rate first and foremost was the one for me. I think we were outclassed and outworked.''

"At the end of the day, we’ve not done ourselves any favours with our performance and it’s back to the drawing board.''

Brown vowed to spend this week coming up with a better team solution with the options available to him as Town prepares to visit Yeovil, who smashed six past hosts Newport at the weekend, this Saturday.

Knoyle remains suspended for that clash and the manager admitted he will have to reconsider playing Dunne, who was also substituted on Saturday, in a position to which he is unaccustomed.

"I didn’t take James off because of his performance, it was just that he looked a little bit a fish out of water.

"But we’ve got a week’s work on the training ground to see what we can do to improve our performance as a group, not as an individual.

"James doesn’t want to play there – I can see that – but it’s not for the want of trying. It’s not for the effort, it’s just the experience of not having played right-back before.

"We’ll work at a back four that has got round pegs in round holes for next week and hopefully we’ll have one or two coming out of the treatment room.''