KENNY Jackett bemoaned a lack of cutting edge after Millwall slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Barnsley on Tuesday night.
The Tykes eased to victory thanks to second-half goals from Chris Dagnall and Jason Scotland at Oakwell to leave the Lions with just one win from their last seven matches in the Championship.
And Jackett felt a lack of creativity in the final third cost his side dear as they failed to build on their impressive win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last week.
He said: "We created one good chance in each half – Andy Keogh at the start of the game and when John Marquis went through on the keeper at 2-0.
"I didn't think beyond that we created enough. We tried to get hold of the ball in midfield but they had an extra man in there and made it pay I felt.
"When their opportunities came, they took them. It was a night for the first goal and it fell to them. We looked a little bit more balanced when Martyn Woolford and Shane Lowry came on.
"But in terms of moving it wide and then creating chances, we didn't do enough. We were not able to drive through the midfield and take people on. We didn't shift Barnsley's back three around."
Millwall now face Hull City at The Den on Saturday and Jackett admits there is already a lot riding on that game. He said: "Saturday can't come quickly enough for us.
"We want to get back playing very quickly after this defeat because we need to bounce back. It is a big game and we don't want to finish the week on a disappointing note.
"Every time you lose a game is an opportunity missed. We wanted to follow up a very good win against Aston Villa on Friday but we didn't particularly get going against Barnsley."