Crewe manager Dario Gradi blasted two errors which cost his side as they lost 2-1 at home to Rotherham.
Adam Le Fondre and Ben Pringle opened up a two-goal margin for the Millers, and Bryan Moore's strike for Alexandra transpired to be nothing more than a consolation.
Gradi said: "They won it because we made two mistakes they didn't make and we got punished for them.
"We have man-marked Adam Le Fondre and kept him quiet for most of the game but he has still scored. If he had been playing for us we would have won the game, it's as simple as that.
"The players are down but they will pick themselves up and me ranting and raving won't do them any good. We can't play any better than that and we only made two mistakes.
"We just need a little presence up front and that little bit of luck to get us on our way."