IAIN DIACK admitted his side were "not good enough in every area" as they were thumped by league leaders Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday.

The Sauchie gaffer watched as his side found themselves 3-0 down inside 20 minutes, before going on to lose 5-1.

He concedes, the Reds were second best all over the pitch and felt the defeat could have been even worse.

The 37-year-old told Advertiser Sport: "I said to the boys after the game that the bottom line is we were not good enough in every area on Saturday.

"Which is disappointing for me, as it is not something I can level at them often this season.

"We didn't work hard enough and it is as simple as that.

"After it went to five, it really could have been six or seven because we just gave up the ghost

"When you give them chances to score goals, they are clinical. They are top of the league for a reason. They are the best team in the league and pay the most money.

"We've got four teenagers in the team and this is another learning curve for them."

Despite the result, the gaffer insisted he would have approached the game in the same way if he had another chance.

But, he admitted his team selection had been forced due to a number of injuries to key players.

He said: "If I am being honest and I had every player in my squad fit, is that the team that would have started today? Probably not.

"You could look at it and maybe try and sit in and hold on for a draw.

"But, I would rather create my own chances in the game than sit in and sneak a result.

"What would have been different? Ten players sitting behind the ball and Bonnyrigg creating chance after chance?

"That's not how I want to play football."

Sauchie were only able to name three players on the bench, including Diack himself.

A suspension for Ant McTaggart, niggling injuries to Darren Cummings and Dylan Taylor, and Darren Petrie’s long-term absence left the squad looking increasingly light.

Diack admitted he had been approached about a number of players looking for clubs, but the former Albion Rovers player is refusing to add numbers just for the sake of it.

He said: "We've had a couple of enquiries about a couple of players and maybe looking at adding a midfielder to give the boys a hand.

"But, it kind of comes down to not wanting to add players for the sake of it. We could maybe add a body, pay a transfer fee and a wage, and they maybe play three games and then we get bodies back.

"We are always looking, but it has to be somebody who will improve us.

"I could go and get ten guys to make up the numbers, but then you could be looking at moving them on by the start of next season.

"If we can get somebody in who will improve us, then we will maybe do some business."