Andy Butler felt the fine margins went against Rovers in the defeat to Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League One.
Mikael Mandron’s second-half strike secured a 1-0 win for the home side, and the manager was frustrated with the result.
He said: “I felt at half-time that we’d caused our own problems and that showed with the goal, you can see why Crewe are 11 unbeaten at home now.
“We had a couple of half chances late on, a couple of balls flashed across the box but it wasn’t to be.
“I think a draw would have been a fair result, we cancelled each other out for the majority of the game so we have to regroup and go again on Saturday.”
Rovers were left without a recognised striker on the night with Fejiri Okenabirhie and Omar Bogle both absent, and Butler says they had to make the best of a difficult situation.
He added: “It’s never easy without a recognised striker on the pitch, we never really threatened them and they were a bit too comfortable.
“We allowed the forward lads to rotate and try to get into good areas but we couldn’t get the last ball right.”