ROTHERHAM United slipped to ninth, two places outside the play-offs, after falling 3-1 to League Two promotion rivals Shrewsbury Town last night.
Caretaker-boss Andy Liddell said he had no complaints over the workrate and commitment his players put in but said they were undone by mistakes and what he described as a “dodgy” decision - a reference to a handling offence by a Shrewsbury player in the lead up to a penalty from which they made it 2-0 just before half-time.
“The ref told me at half-time that it was ball to hand but it looked handball to me,” said Liddell.
He was without both central defenders Nick Fenton and Ryan Cresswell. Luke Ashworth came into centre defence but he was replaced at half-time by midfielder Jason Taylor who played in centre defence in the second half.
“You have to accept that players will be inconsistent at times and we have to try and make them better,” he added.