Andy Robinson spoke of deja vu, as he reflected on Scotland's 13-6 defeat to England at Murrayfield.
Scotland have not scored a try in their last four internationals and Robinson was frustrated that familiar issues have again denied them.
The Scotland coach said: "It seems a little bit like deja vu. We've been here before and obviously we're all bitterly disappointed about what's happened.
"Winning and losing Test matches is all about inches and those small margins.
"We've not been able to convert the chances again. We've got to be able to take those chances."
Robinson, who coached England between 2004 and 2006, has now failed to beat his former side in four attempts.