DF has had only one transfer period in which to operate, and ask anyone on here who had interviewed & appointed people you only know what you have when they're doing the job you appointed 'em to. You can and do make some horrible mistakes. e.g. when he brought in a loan player, Stagsnet news reported "Highly-rated Reds’ striker Tyler Walker".
He has put together a good footballing side which can open up every defence in this division, unfortunately the finishing touch is not there. Someone else said players win games, not tactics. Too true, think back to your favourite stags side and it's the players you remember. Our promotion from the Conference was down in no small part to having the best striker in the division.
I'm certain DF's number 1 priority come the transfer window will be a goal scorer, but in the meantime he can only work with what he has, many of whom have not reached expectations. So many opportunities in almost every game go begging.
With such a toothless forward line, and to be in a winning position with not much of the game to go, as a manager would you keep attacking knowing a goal was unlikely, or would there be a temptation to add to your defence in an attempt to hold what you have?
Binarily speaking, 10's company, 11's a crowd