Iron manager Paul Hurst reacted to the 2-0 defeat away at Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two.
He told iFollow Iron: “I’m frustrated again. We were more than in the game for large parts. We conceded a bad first goal, having defended the first ball in.
“We started the second half strongly and shot ourselves in the foot with a mistake. At 2-0, it’s a lot more difficult. We weren’t really outplayed.”
One positive to take was an encouraging debut outing for striker Jamie Proctor.
Hurst said: “There were more minutes for Junior [Brown] and [Jamie] Proctor got his debut. (Abo) Eisa caused problems in the first half. Kev [van Veen] and Ryan [Colclough] came in and got some more minutes.
“He [Proctor] did pretty well. You can tell he’s a strong lad. You can see his link play. There were signs to show he can be a good player for us.”
Hurst also had his say on the penalty appeal for Abo Eisa mid-way through the first-half.
He said: “At the time, it didn’t look the most obvious of penalties. Speaking to Abo, he said their lad admitted he caught him.”
Next up is a home clash against Morecambe on Saturday, and the manager continued: “We’ve got to pull together. We’ve got to remain positive and take parts of performances and build on them. The team – through players coming in and returning from injury – hasn’t settled. We’re striving to get that right balance.
“The overall record and picture isn’t good at the moment but that can change and we can be the ones to change that.”
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