Stand-in boss Barry Ferguson has defended Matt Gilks but said his keeper made a “crazy mistake” for Bournemouth’s winning goal.
Gilks raced off his line and fouled striker Lewis Grabban, who scored the resulting penalty which decided the game.
But Ferguson was quick to play down the incident, saying: “I don’t mind if someone makes a mistake and gives a goal away or has a bad touch.
“What I can’t accept is people not giving 100 per cent.
“Gilo made a mistake but he’s saved us loads of times before. The mistake doesn’t bother me. I just want everyone to give 100 per cent.
“Yes, it was a crazy mistake but it happens. I’ve been in the game long enough to know that.”
Ferguson will have to patch up his players for tomorrow’s vital home clash with Millwall but will be able to welcome back right-back Tony McMahon from suspension.
It’s a good job too because his deputy Kevin Foley dislocated a shoulder late in Saturday’s game.
Ferguson said: “I’ve not got the extent of the injury yet but Tony is back on Tuesday.
“He has been a big loss for us. So if Kev is out injured, then I have a replacement to come in.”
Chairman Karl Oyston still appears in no rush to make a decision on Ferguson’s future but the Scot isn’t ready to throw in the towel.
“I’m angry, I’m frustrated but I’ll never walk away,” he said. “I’m determined to get this right here.”