Grant McCann felt Hull City failed to make the most of their opportunities in the 1-0 defeat to Rovers – but was disappointed not to be awarded a second penalty late on.

Jarrod Bowen’s penalty, saved by Christian Walton in the 12th minute, proved to be the hosts’ only shot on target of the night.

And while McCann didn’t feel as they were overly tested at the other end, it was the lack of cutting edge which disappointed him most about tasting defeat on home soil for the first time this season.

McCann also felt referee Jeremy Simpson, who gave the first penalty for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Jackson Irvine, should have awarded his side another spot-kick in the dying seconds when substitute Josh Bowler and Rovers defender Greg Cunningham challenged for the ball.

“I don’t think we tested Blackburn enough to be honest,” McCann told his club’s website.

“We got into some really good areas but nothing really came from it for most of the game which is disappointing given the attacking players and midfielders that we have. We had some good opportunities but we didn’t hit the target enough or test their goalkeeper enough.

“We still continued to have some promising situations after falling behind – Jarrod had a chance, we should have had another penalty for a foul on Josh Bowler, Leo had a good chance – I think the game became a little bit stretched as we went chasing a goal.

“Possibly it’s a different game if Jarrod scores the penalty early on as it would have given us a little bit of momentum. Jarrod is a top player and so important for us. He’s disappointed he didn’t score but it is what it is.

“I can’t remember ‘Longy’ (goalkeeper George Long) having to make too many saves and we defended quite well. The one time we didn’t, we conceded. It’s really disappointing to concede from a set-play.

“We’re disappointed but we’ll stay level win, lose or draw. We know we have a lot of work to do. I’ve said to the group that I’m not interested in safe players, you have to be willing to take risks in this team.”