STUART McCALL was seething as Scunthorpe gave away cheap goals in the 3-3 League One draw with Rochdale.
On-loan Rangers keeper Jak Alnwick was given little protection and the former Scotland international midfielder, who took over as boss last month, insisted his players’ decision-making needs to improve.
Ex-Motherwell gaffer McCall said: “We expected it to be open, we knew we’d get opportunities and that we had to defend well.
“We went in two goals up at half-time and looked okay at parts. In the second-half, we lost a goal at the start. We were talking about giving cheap, silly free-kicks away on the edge of the box, and though Jak made a really good save, we didn’t follow it in and their lad did.
“We bounced straight back with a goal from a set-play, but then we seemed to go into our shells.
“They were always going to come on, they’re 3-1 down and had to have a go.
“The third goal was a really poor goal to lose. They all left it for each other and it’s about decision-making. Even though you’re 30 yards from goal, if you have to make a foul you go and do it.
“You can’t let the boy take the ball. They got a fortunate deflection and it went over Jak’s head, but I don’t think it was anything less than they deserved.
“I just felt we made a lot of wrong decisions. There were times when we could have counter-attacked and looked after the ball, but our passing and possession wasn’t good enough.
“There were times when we slashed at the ball and showed an edginess, but I think that’s on the back of being beaten at home by Fleetwood and then being pegged back against Barnsley.
“We were hanging on again. You take a point out of it, but when you’re 2-0 up and 3-1 up you’ve got to manage the game better. Unfortunately, we’ve not done that.”