Rovers boss Micky Mellon offered an honest assessment while speaking to local media after his side were beaten by a resilient Northampton United outfit at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.
Rovers seven-game unbeaten streak was ended by the visiting Northampton who climbed above Tranmere in the League standings with a resilient performance, despite Micky Mellon's side dominating possession on the afternoon.
Mellon believes the team lacked a bit of sparkle and didn't work enough quality into the box, something that hasn't been a regular occurrence for Rovers as of late.
"I'm obviously disappointed. You want to win every game you take part in, especially with the run we've been on.
"I don't really think we got going, we lacked a wee bit of sparkle today and we didn't work any kind of quality when we got into the box. We lacked a wee bit of development that was going to be needed to get on the end of things.
"The goals we gave away are obviously disappointing and it's not been like us recently and then the game just fizzled out on us. We tried to find other ways of getting that wee bit of energy or quality into the group and it just wasn't to be.
Mellon also believes that timing was part of the problem for Rovers on Saturday and that his side made it too difficult for themselves, while also insisting his team will be ready for next week's clash with Mansfield Town.
"We needed that wee bit of quality, that wee bit of composure, to make that little pass. We just didn't do it at the right times.
"We didn't quite get into the areas that we've been getting into recently, be that be a wee bit of running power or a wee bit of decision making.
"Certainly the goals we gave away were obviously very disappointing and made it very difficult for ourselves. But, we've been on a terrific run and we'll get ready over the week and go again next week."
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