Reds Manager David Flitcroft caught up with the press following today's Quarter-Final defeat to Man City.
“We didn’t keep the ball or retain the ball until ‘Mells’ and Jason Scotland came on,” said Flitcroft.
“It (second half) was better, in hindsight I should have started Jacob Mellis.
"He changed the perspective of the game. I’ll agonise over the fact that I didn’t start him.
“Jason Scotland’s ball retention was good.
“I’m disappointed we didn’t give the fans something to sink their teeth into.
“I think it’s unfair to assess the lads against Premiership players. We’ll assess them after Tuesday – Tuesday night’s a massive game and I’m glad it’s coming because I wouldn’t want to reflect on this for a whole week.
“Since I’ve took the Manager’s job, they’ve (supporters) supported me, the players and the club.
“We can regroup and kickstart. The league campaign is the one we can focus on now.”