Andy Butler felt his side needed more urgency after being held to a goalless draw against Northampton Town.
Limited chances came for either side during the 90 minutes with the majority of possession inbetween the penalty areas.
Butler said: “Being totally honest I thought the game was disappointing as we lacked urgency and tempo. They came and set their stall out for a 0-0 or to try and nick something from a set piece or break so we had to be switched on.
“We allowed them to get their shape and dictate the tempo. Usually we are a free-flowing side and they came with a game plan to stifle that and they did.
“We were a long way from our own standards today. There is room for improvement and because we’re sat here disappointed with a point it shows how far we’ve come.
The manager was pleased to see Louis Jones keep his first clean sheet in the EFL after a composed display.
Butler added: “On a positive we got a clean sheet which shows the defenders did their jobs from set plays and open play. Off the ball our work was good.
“As a team we defended well. We attack together and defend together. Louis and his back four deserve credit but as do the whole team.”