David Dunn cut a frustrated figure after seeing his Barrow side beaten 1-0 in the Cumbrian derby at Carlisle United on Saturday.
The Bluebirds boss admitted that his side were not at their best and needed to sharpen up in the final third after being unable to recover from Jon Mellish’s first half goal at Brunton Park.
“I was disappointed with the performance,” Dunn told iFollow Barrow.
“I didn’t think we really got going in the first half; our tempo and build-up play was chalk and cheese from what it was against Colchester last week so I'm bitterly disappointed.
“I’m a little bit sick and I know the players feel sick in the dressing room because that’s not how I want my teams to play – I want high energy, enthusiastic and all wanting to get on the ball but too many weren’t at the level I expect of them.
“We started the second half much better and when they go down to ten men it can be difficult but too many times we made the wrong decision and lacked a bit of quality.
“We could have made more of our chances. I know you can argue we could have had a penalty but I don’t want us to just keep scoring from set-pieces and penalties, we need to be better in the final third – and that’s all of the players.
“We have to be more savvy than we were today, that’s for sure.”
Look out for our full post-match video interview with David Dunn coming soon on iFollow Barrow.