Neil Cooper confirmed changes are coming after Inverurie Locos were walloped 8-0 by Brora Rangers.
The Harlaw Park boss feels the scoreline from Dudgeon Park was harsh on his side.
But he admitted changes are needed to get players capable of playing in the manner he wants.
The Highland League Cup tie was Cooper’s fourth game in charge of Locos – and two of those have come against Brora.
Whereas his team were able to fight back from 2-0 down last time, the Cattachs went for the throat to kill the game off this time.
Cooper did not feel the margin of victory reflected the flow of the game.
But he knows changes must be made at the season’s end to rebuild the team in a manner he sees fit.
“There were lapses against Buckie last week as well and in this game too,” he said.
“If you can’t change it, you’ve got to try to change the personnel so that’s one thing I’m getting to know in the first few weeks.”
Zander Sutherland scored after five minutes while Scott Graham added a second a minute before the break.
His second of the day came eight minutes into the second half but it was the last 20 minutes where the wheels really came off.
Andrew Greig, Steven Ross, Steven Mackay, Colin Williamson and Scott Houston all scored in a lethal spell.
“We’ve played the top teams a few times since I’ve taken over and there wasn’t much difference between the two sides,” Cooper said.
“It was just how we gave the goals away and I know where we’ve got to improve so hopefully we can get the players in to eradicate the problem.”
Cooper believes the third goal was the killer strike.
But he doesn’t think the scoreline fully reflects the events of the day.
“We gave as good as we got in the first half, made a couple of chances and we reminded the players we came back from 2-0 down against them before,” he said.
“When the third goal went in, heads went down a bit and some of the goals we conceded were poor.
“You could say we deserved to lose but there was never that kind of gap between the two teams.”