Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon gave an honest assessment after his side’s Boxing Day defeat at Burton Albion.
Rovers went down 4-2 at the Pirelli Stadium, with goals from Morgan Ferrier and Kieron Morris unable to prevent a loss in Staffordshire.
Strikes from Scott Fraser, Lucas Akins and Liam Boyce’s double saw Nigel Clough’s Brewers take all three points in the Sky Bet League Once fixture.
Mellon said: “If think if you’d have said we’d scored twice at Burton, you’d think we’d get some kind of result.
“Some of our defending for the goals wasn’t good enough, and over the course of the whole game, so that’s the disappointing thing.
“The supporters were fabulous yet again, they backed us and when we got back into it, you maybe just think that maybe we’ll nick it again, but overall generally they (Burton) always looked a threat against our back four and against our midfield by winning knockdowns.
“Overall it was a patchy performance and we needed to be better in certain moments and certain areas.
“It’s stuff that we work on all the time and stuff that we have to agree on all the time that we have to be better at, and stuff that you would have to be good at in this league.
“All we can try and do is keep on improving and making the players better at their types of things.
“Otherwise the Football Club has to make another decision, and you have to improve the players.
“And whether we have to improve the players at the Club, that’s something that the chairman and myself have been going through. It gets to a stage of are we just saying the same thing, and we might need new available players.”
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