Iron manager Graham Alexander felt his team didn't perform to the levels they've shown they can do during the 3-2 defeat at Rochdale.The home side looked to be cruising with a 3-0 lead heading into the final ten minutes of the match, but goals from Tom Hopper and Neal Bishop got United within striking distance. However, their admirable efforts proved in vain, as Keith Hill’s men took all three points.
"We are disappointed with the result, and the performance wasn't good enough," the manager told The Iron PlayerHD after a valiant late rally from the Iron proved to be just not quite enough.
"Any team can get beat, but it's how you go about the game and the levels weren't what we've put into practice so many times this season.
"We just didn't do that in the first half, or the first hour to be honest.
"We conceded some extremely poor goals and whoever you play against you're going to get punished, and we were punished today.
"It's a footnote at the end of the game that we've scored two and actually showed a bit of spirit and commitment, which was good, and gave the supporters and team a ray of hope of getting something out of the game.
"We have to pick the bones out of it and be honest with each other during the week.
"It's about putting it into action, not about words, and we have to make sure we put it into action next week."
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