Eastleigh manager Ronnie Moore accused his side of being “too nice” after falling to another home league defeat.
Moore saw his side beaten 3-0 in the National League by Chester on Saturday, a week before their FA Cup second-round tie against FC Halifax.
“We’ve got be more ruthless, I keep saying it,” he told BBC Radio Solent. “We’ve got to stay more organised and disciplined in our approach play.”
Eastleigh are eighth in the National League, seven points off the play-offs.
“We’re too nice as a group,” Moore added. “We can’t go gung-ho in games when we’re only 1-0 down, when we’re attacking, we’re defending.
“We’ve got to keep the shape as any counter-attack is going to cause us a problem.”
Former Tranmere and Hartlepool manager Moore hinted that he may need to bring in another striker to help alleviate his side’s struggles in front of goal.
“We’ve got five strikers, but nobody stands out at the moment as a clinical finisher,” he said.