Dumbarton Manager Jim Duffy was a frustrated figure once again on Saturday as his side lost 3-2 to Forfar Athletic at The C&G Systems Stadium.

Barr gave Sons a chance in the closing stages but it wasn’t to be as Duffy admits his side deserved more.

He said: “It’s another game where I think we’ve played really well but any mistake we make just now is being punished.

“Little breaks like [one of Forfar’s goals] being a deflection and the ball loops over the goalkeeper, then their goalkeeper makes a mistake and it hits of the inside of the post. These are the type of things that are not falling for us just now.

“Even if we had grabbed an equaliser it’s so frustrating because we’re having to work so hard to get any kind of point at all when I think our play merits a bit more.

“We can’t keep making mistakes we’re making to allow teams to have a foothold in the game.

“Over the 90 minutes I thought we played really well, were on the front foot and created a number of chances. The attitude and effort of the players was terrific but it’s deja-vu because basic errors are costing us.”

Sons could name just three subtitutes on Saturday, but January brings the opening of the transfer window and Duffy is hoping to add to his squad, as well as extending the loan of Dom Thomas after the current deal expired on Saturday.

He said: “We’re looking to bring a couple at least in and hopefully that’ll be the case over the next week or two but I don’t have anything as it stands. I’ve been speaking to [Kilmarnock boss] Stevie [Clarke] and he hasn’t made a decision yet. I think Dom will go back for a week or two then Stevie will make a decision.”

“We’ll keep our fingers crossed that he is a Dumbarton player for a longer period but Stevie has to make that decision.”