Neil Warnock has called for investment in Leeds United in the wake of their 2-0 Championship defeat to Watford at Elland Road.
The Whites' home form has been poor this term and Chris Iwelumo's double means the club are firm outsiders to make the play-offs.
The Hornets wasted little time forging in front with Iwelumo scoring after five minutes and he wrapped up the points late on with a second.
Leeds finished the game a man light after right-back Paul Connolly collected his second booking of the game in injury time at Elland Road.
Warnock has issued a reality check to his squad stating they are 'miles' away from where they should be and that 'major surgery' is required.
"I think we are miles away from where we should be," commented Warnock.
"I couldn't see us scoring in a brothel today. Watford are a streetwise team and we have been mugged in every department. We were so naive.
"It showed why I got the job. A major overhaul is needed and I don't think the 7-3 defeat against Forest was as bad as this performance.
"We will have to invest. The chairman (Ken Bates) knows what I think and I will talk to him when he comes over at Easter. It needs major surgery. This is as big a job and challenge as I have ever had.
"I learned more about some players today than I did against Forest. A few of them went missing. It hurts me that over 20,000 people have paid good money to see that."
Watford boss Sean Dyche was full of praise for match-winner Iwelumo, stating the striker has been 'excellent' for the team all season.
"Big Chris has been excellent all season," commented Dyche.
"He has been questioned all his career so it is not a problem to him. When he is ready to deliver he is a real handful.
"I am more than happy with winning 2-0 at Leeds. It was a very good, thorough performance.
"I knew we were coming to a club who have just got a manager who is very successful, so we knew he would have them up for it. We had to come here ready to battle, fight and of course play. I thought we did that very well."
Asked if Watford's excellent run could carry them into the play-offs, Dyche said: "There are some big clubs fighting for play-off places but we will see what comes."