DANNY ROSE is adamant that successful teams do not lose two games in a row, and has therefore called on his teammates to return to form against Cambridge United this weekend.

Rose, 31, revealed the contrast in emotions within Swindon Town’s dressing room on Tuesday night following the club’s three-goal defeat to Colchester United in League Two.

Town’s surprise defeat occurred three days after Richie Wellens’ squad dominated Macclesfield Town at the County Ground.

Eoin Doyle’s ruthless shooting from inside the Silkmen’s penalty area was complimented by Jerry Yates’ relentless work rate – while Rob Hunt and Keshi Anderson also delivered standout performances, among others.

But Town’s relentless energy moving forward on Tuesday was sapped out of their game following an enforced substitution on the half-hour mark after Mathieu Baudry picked up a knock to his ankle.

Scenes of yesteryear emerged, as Swindon collapsed to a poor mid-week loss.

Determined to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss, midfielder Rose stated players responsible for the club’s second defeat to Colchester this season were made aware of their errors.

He added: “Even though the lads knew we didn’t perform on Tuesday as well as we have done in recent weeks, certain individuals and the team as a whole need to be told what they are doing right and what they’re not doing right.

“Words were said in a constructive manner after Tuesday because we knew we didn’t do the things we’re good at – the things that have got us to the position we are in.

“These things have to be addressed now. We will go behind again in a game, and you have to be able to deal with that disappointment.

“We didn’t do that well enough on Tuesday.”

Morale in training certainly won’t change as Rose underlined his belief that a quick return to form can prove the club’s promotion credentials.

Having secured 17 points from their first nine League Two fixtures, the former Portsmouth man said players that deliver bad vibes can have a dangerous impact on the squad’s togetherness.

He added: “We make sure the mood is better in training after a loss - we know we have to bounce back.

“The mood will be bright, and we’ll make sure everyone is right and ready to go again on Saturday.

“If everyone is down in the dumps, it will only breed bad vibes. You have to have a good environment.

“Seventeen points is not a bad return, but we deserved to lose on Tuesday.”