Manager John Sheridan admitted it was a bad day at the office as his side lost 3-0 to Sheffield United yesterday.
Goals from John Brayford, Ryan Flynn and Billy Sharp sealed the win for the Blades and the gaffer gave his assessment of the game.
He said: "We didn’t start the game well at all. We looked really flat so I matched it up to 3-5-2 and I thought we would deal with it.
“Every goal is a bad goal but all their goals could have been prevented. First goal, two of our players have miskicked it, third goal two of our players have miskicked it and the second goal is a throw-in in the middle of their half and we’ve given the ball away cheaply and they’ve countered us and we’ve lost the game 3-0.
"They moved the ball well and we never got going. We had a spell just before the third goal where their goalkeeper has made a great save and then we had Curtis Main’s shot.
"We just needed a goal quickly and I thought for 15 minutes we had a go. Curtis came on and changed the game but we didn’t deserve anything from it.
"It’s a bad day at the office, I know that and I have to accept that. We have been beaten but the results around us have been good for us and now we’ve got two massive games at home coming up.”
That result ended the club’s seven game unbeaten run, however, attention now quickly turns to the important clash on Tuesday night against Blackpool.
“I’m not going to be too hard on the players,” he admitted. “They have done well for me since I’ve been in and we’ve been on a good run so I’ve got to stick with them and I’ll back them all the way.
“We’ve got two tough games coming up and these are the ones we have to win.
“I’ve said before, we are going to lose games, we don’t want to but we are going to lose games, but the next two games are against teams around us so we have to win.”
One player who could return to the side in midweek is the captain, Liam Kelly: “I could have played him today but it was a last minute decision.
“We missed him as well because he’s got that drive and determination about his game and he does the ugly things well.
“Liam will be available on Tuesday, like everyone else, so I’ll try and pick a team that will beat Blackpool."
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