“Split-second decisions” are costing Dundee dearly at the moment, according to Dark Blues boss Neil McCann.
Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at St Johnstone made it three losses from three in the Premiership for the Dens men.
All three were by a single goal with individual errors proving costly.
On the opening day of the campaign, goalkeeper Jack Hamilton’s slip gave St Mirren all three points before Genseric Kusunga’s outstretched arm gifted Aberdeen a penalty and a 1-0 victory the following week.
And then on Saturday, a combination of giving the ball away in midfield and Josh Meekings’ attempt to play offside set Tony Watt away to score.
With the goals not coming at the other end, these mistakes are proving extra costly.
Neil said: “It’s not the performances that are the problem but we seem to be getting punished for individual errors.
“It’s the odd-goal again we’ve lost by on Saturday.
“There was the goal at St Mirren, the handball against Aberdeen and then a poor decision defensively on Saturday.
“It’s difficult, you just have to keep on working on things and make sure you are giving them information.
“Ultimately it is split-second decisions the players make and they are either right ones or wrong ones.
“We discussed some things in the half-time break about the area Watt likes to operate in.
“He cheats and walks, he tries to live on the breakdown of the ball, trying to earn that yard and we coughed up the ball, made a poor decision defensively.
“Watt got the run on us and finished it well.”