The entertainment of a seven-goal encounter on our last away day of the season did not sweeten the bitter pill of defeat for Royals boss Mark Bowen at Ewood Park this afternoon.
"We started slowly, didn't have the intensity right from the start. It was almost like we were waiting for something to happen before we reacted," Bowen began.
"And as a result we conceded two goals which were avoidable just with a bit nmore communication between each other.
"But we get back into it and there's a period in the game where we're on top, playing some decent stuff - and then we conceded a third sloppy goal.
"Then we come back into the game again and when it was 3-3 I thought if one team was going to win it, it was going to be us - we were in the ascendancy.
"And yet again, we don't deal with a situation at the back - Michael Morrison is forced to make a last ditch tackle, but then we don't deal with the cross coming in, we don't deal with the free header at the back post - and again some individuals making some errors costs us.
"In one game, it almost it summed up what we have been like all season. There were periods in the game where we looked like a good side, a threat - then almost the complete opposite where we looked ragged at times. Then, we flick a switch and we're back on the ball and we're playing again.
"We've got to make sure as a team we are more consistent than we are now. It's something we've got to address going into next season
"We'll strive to get more consistency in our results and in our play ahead of next season, which can't come quick enough for me now!"