Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor admitted his side were a way off their best as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Cardiff City on Saturday.
The Millers had made the long pilgrimage down to South Wales on the back of a huge effort in midweek at Coventry City and were unable to end their hoodoo at the Cardiff City Stadium, where they are yet to record victory.
Speaking following the game, Taylor said...
“It was a difficult afternoon for us. I thought from the start we lacked energy, life, brightness, sharpness, and a little bit of ‘snap’ in our game in all honesty.
“We’ve set the team up really well in recent weeks away from home and our points of engagement have been really strong, but our points of engagement were too passive today.
“We had fleeting moments, and looked to have a bit of danger at times through counter attacks in the first half.
“There were long parts of that second half where we were far too timid for my liking.
“The lads tried their best. We’re finding it really difficult to back up a good performance in the Championship with another good performance.
“It hurts because we want to be competitive in every single game, and I didn’t feel that we were competitive enough today.”