Dundee United’s heavy defeat to Falkirk was their most “inept” performance of the season, according to furious manager Ray McKinnon.
An apology was made to the travelling United fans after their team fell to a woeful 3-0 loss against the Bairns on Saturday afternoon, with goals from John Baird, Aaron Muirhead and James Craigen doing the damage.
There have been a few hugely disappointing games this season for the Tangerines, but the Tannadice boss put this one at the very bottom.
United have won just once in their last seven outings and remain six points adrift of Championship leaders Hibernian, having played a game more than their rivals.
Perhaps more significantly, Falkirk and Morton are just three points behind them.
“I’m massively disappointed. We had a real opportunity to put pressure on Hibs there and we failed miserably.
“From last week’s really positive performance (a 3-0 win over Raith Rovers) to a really poor performance this week, it was frustrating. That wasn’t good enough from us and it was unacceptable.
“I’ve no idea where that came from. We worked all week about stopping crosses into the box and within five minutes they score from one. And the two goals after half time are just comical.
“I felt for the fans because that was the most inept performance this season and I can only apologise for that.”
McKinnon confirmed that Cammy Bell, who sat out the game, should be fit to face Queen of the South in the Irn-Bru Cup semi-final next weekend.
However, Lewis Toshney and Blair Spittal could both be facing lengthy spells on the sidelines.
McKinnon added: “Blair is away to hospital with a wee break in his foot. Lewis has done his hamstring and they both could be out for a while.”