Torquay United manager Martin Ling says he is looking for the club's defence to improve after their 2-2 draw at home to Burton Albion.
The Gulls conceded two goals in five second-half minutes but fought back to claim a point.
"If you'd offered me a point before the game I wouldn't have taken it, but we went 2-0 down with two poor pieces of defending," he told BBC Radio Devon.
"On the day overall the defending wasn't what it needed to be."
He added: "We've had an awful lot of praise over the pre-season for our attacking play.
"But without the core of a good defensive unit from front to back you won't win anything."
And he said it was not just the way his side conceded their two goals which gave him cause for concern.
"Bobby Olejnik had to pull off too many saves because they got through on one-on-one situations and that isn't good enough defensively," he said.
"But We have got a good attacking unit who have got us out of a hole."