Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson rued missed chances as they went down to a 1-0 home defeat to Oxford United.
It was the first defeat in seven games for Doncaster and a first home defeat since October as Doncaster missed a chance to move into the top half of the table.
James Henry scored the only goal of the game for Oxford just past the hour as the visitors eased their relegation worries.
Henry’s goal came shortly after both John Marquis and Matty Blair missed good chances to give Doncaster the lead and Ferguson felt missed chances cost his side any chance of coming away from the game with something.
“It was a game we shouldn’t have lost,” Ferguson told BBC Radio Sheffield.
“We had the clearer chances in the game. We just did not take those clear chances. There weren’t many in the game but the ones there were fell to us. It was important that we took one before they scored. We had to deal with that goal better.”
Admitting “But we just weren’t clinical enough and that was the key thing.”
Ferguson made five changes to his side for the game as they played for the third time in a week and with two more games in the next week, starting with promotion-chasing Blackburn Rovers in midweek, Ferguson is expected to shuffle his pack once again.