Shota Arveladze was disappointed not to reward the home supporters with a result as Hull City were beaten 3-1 by Luton Town.
A season-best crowd of 16,555 watched on as goals from Elijah Adebayo, Harry Cornick and James Bree gave the high-flying Hatters a three-goal lead.
Tom Eaves reduced the arrears in stoppage time but the Tigers were left licking their wounds after a fifth consecutive home defeat.
“I’m really disappointed – again at home,” said Arveladze.
“We’d been looking forward to (playing in front of) our supporters. I thought we still gave them some good moments today, even though we get these two goals at the beginning again and couldn’t stay in the game.
“We played brave, we go forward, we created chances again – I know we scored only one and conceded three but sometimes football is quite painful.
“The boys have had hard weeks – very heavy programme. They did the max they could and they deserve to have a rest now, even if we don’t show (our best) to our supporters.
“Such a nice atmosphere, brilliant day, sunny – everything you wish to have a nice day – apologies again in front of our supporters.”
The starting line-up showed two changes from the victory at Coventry City, with Callum Elder and Greg Docherty coming in for Brandon Fleming and Regan Slater.
Explaining the alterations, Arveladze said: “Brandon was tired – he could feel his hamstrings quite tight. Regan also the same, so we gave them a little bit of rest.”