Jacob Butterfield dissected a second Huddersfield Town defeat in as many games and insisted: “We only have ourselves to blame.”

The midfielder admitted he and his teammates switched off during a crucial phase of the game to allow Fulham to regain the lead within 60 seconds of Joel Lynch’s 76th-minute leveller .

The Craven Cottage clash followed a similar pattern to that at Derby County last Tuesday, when Town lost 3-2 .

“That wasn’t the only mistake we made, and they cost us,” said the former Middlesbrough man.

“Their first goal came out of nowhere, and it was down to an error by us.

“We are disappointed with that as well as their second.

“Having gone behind the first time, I thought we grew into the game and started dominating and creating chances.

“We came out for the second half believing we could change the game and go on and win it.

 

“We were bossing it, but after we scored, we switched off.

“There are no excuses. There are crucial points in a game, the start, just before half-time , just after half-time and at restarts when you really have to be focused, and we weren’t.

“We are kicking ourselves, because we deserved something from this game.

“It’s really disappointing to have got nothing.”

It’s a fortnight until Town return to action at home to Sheffield Wednesday in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday, November 22, when kick-off is 12.15.

And Butterfield added: “We have quite a while to ponder on the last two games, but we have to game the defeats in the chin and learn from them.

“We ran Derby close and we should have had something from Fulham. It didn’t happen for us, but we will keep going.”

Town Juniors lost a two-goal lead as Coventry City fought back for a draw at PPG Canalside on Saturday.

Adam Porritt and Ronan Coughlan got the goals for Tony Carss’ side, who are unbeaten in six.