Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor believes his side's inability to fashion good opportunities in the final third was the deciding factor in the Millers' 2-1 defeat to Preston North End.
Having worked their way back into the game through Hakeem Odoffin's equaliser, the hosts were unable to claw their way back from 2-1 down after Ched Evans had nudged North End back in front. Speaking after the game, Taylor said:
"Certain aspects really disappointed me. I know we lacked quality at certain times in certain areas."
"I think a few [players] are a little bit hurt from the weekend, I got the sense of that - just a little bit unsure of themselves in the game which we can't allow to happen because the game never waits for you. It's a real lesson learnt for some of the players.
"We actually got the ball into good areas of the pitch, but we didn't get the ball into the second aspect which is in and around the 18-yard box.
"We had a lot of opportunities to put the ball in the opposition box, but we didn't manage it. It wasn't for the want of trying, though.
"We eventually got more of a foothold in the game, but we just didn't create the chances."