Gary Megson cannot understand why his Bolton Wanderers team's recent performances away from the Reebok Stadium have been so poor.
Bolton slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City on Wednesday, slipping back into the bottom half of the table as a result, and have now lost nine games on their travels.
The result came on the back of three successive home wins against Tottenham, West Ham United and Newcastle United, but they have picked up only one point from their last six away matches.
Megson said after the Britannia Stadium clash: "I have reservations about how three or four players play away from home and how they cope when we're on a decent run.
"We've just won two games and really good sides go on and win three and four games on a bounce, but we're incapable of doing that. If we had a bigger squad there would be changes.
"We're in trouble but not as much trouble as a few - and there's quite a few who would swap positions with us.
"It surprised me when I saw the betting for getting relegated earlier in the week and we weren't in it.
"The first goal was as bad as we will concede this season - it was pathetic. The second goal came from a set-piece and it's not rocket science.
"Everybody knows Stoke are strong at set-pieces and we didn't deal with it."