First Team

Decision-Making Frustrates Craig

26th October 2019

Craig Levein was frustrated by his side's poor decision-making in the final third after their stalemate with Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

"I’m frustrated," Craig admitted. "I asked them to be really competitive today and I got that. They worked extremely hard and played well as a team.

"But, we took 15 minutes to adjust once Livingston went down to 10 men. Once we did that I felt we controlled the rest of the match. We should have scored and should have won but I’m sure I’ve said that once or twice before."

The manager pinpointed the reason why his side were unable to capitalise on the man advantage, despite controlling large swathes of the game.

“It was mainly our decision-making. There were great opportunities to cut the ball back and we’ve decided to shoot or blast the ball across goal.

"But, it’s very difficult for me to fault anybody. The only thing I can really criticise the players for is if they don’t turn up or compete or stand up and be counted but they did that today. I had no fears about that."

“I feel that we’ve carried on from the Rangers game when we lacked a bit of quality and it was the same today. It’s down to decision making in the last third. That’s the frustration as I felt we were the better side."