Huddersfield manager Lee Clark slammed his players for missing the chance to close the gap on their promotion rivals after they were held to a goalless draw by Bristol Rovers.
Clark, an animated figure on the touchline, tried to shake up a lacklustre performance with three bold second-half substitutions, taking off Gary Roberts, Lee Novak and 17-goal leading scorer Jordan Rhodes, but their second-half replacements Theo Robinson, Robbie Simpson and Michael Collins made little impact.
Clark said: "I regarded this game as our game in hand and a chance for us to close the gap on the teams above us in the table. We've blown it and it's not the first time it's happened either. I think it's down to a lack of mental toughness."
He added: "I can't complain about the result, though, the only positive was our keeper and our defenders played well to keep a clean sheet.
"But for them doing their jobs properly we would have lost. I thought we were very flat going forward. The front two (Novak and Rhodes) played as poorly as they have done since they became a partnership and that's why I took them off."
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