Arbroath winger Bobby Linn said there were ‘no real positives’ to take after the Lichties were 3-2 losers against Clyde at Broadwood on Saturday.
Clyde took the lead three times, with Arbroath twice coming from behind to level the scores in the first half.
30-year-old Linn said: “We are obviously disappointed, we get back into the game twice and then the third goal is a poor goal to lose. All three of them were.
“There’s no real positives to take, to come away from home and score two against a rival and still lose, that’s not a good day for us.”
Linn was a constant nuisance to the Clyde defence on the left-hand side - turning two defenders inside out before smashing the ball across goal and in off of the post to level matters at 2-2 just before half-time.
Despite his goal, and the two on Saturday meaning Arbroath have now notched seven in their last two matches - things must improve defensively for Dick Campbell’s side.
“Things are good going forward, we are getting goals, but we are conceding goals as well - we conceded three last week and we have conceded three this week. We can see defensively we need to do better.”
The third goal, coming as it did from a long goal-kick from Clyde goalkeeper John Gibson, meant the defeat was all the more disappointing for Linn.
“I am just really disappointed to lose, and to lose the way we did. The third goal is so soft, but we just need to move on from it.”
And move on Arbroath can when they welcome Annan Athletic to Gayfield Park next weekend in the league.
The defeat marks the first of the season for the Lichties and they remain inside the play-off positions in fourth.