Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones was left disappointed by his side’s 1-0 defeat to Blackburn on Wednesday evening at Ewood Park.
Having conceded an early Grant Hanley goal, the Owls went on to boss large parts of the game but ultimately could not find the breakthrough to gain anything from the match.
Jones said: “We did everything but score tonight and it’s frustrating. I don’t think anyone will come away from that game not thinking that we have absolutely battered them.
“They are so close but it’s the final ball that’s letting us down. We’ve had over 15 chances in the game but have not put the ball in the back of the net which is the hardest thing to do.
“It’s really disappointing the manner we conceded but after that we have gone on to boss that game without scoring. We lacked that bit of quality in the final third – I thought the players who came in played well – but we need to take those chances because in this division we will get punished.
“Blackburn will probably feel they didn’t play anywhere near as well as they can but they have come away with a 1-0 win and that’s what you have to do.”
Wednesday will now turn their attention to Saturday’s trip to fellow strugglers Ipswich and Jones continued:
“Tonight we played a side who have come down from the Premier League and the way we performed gives me a lot confidence – we just need that break.
“Everyone will look at the next game as a big game for us because of where both teams are in the league, but every game in this division is a big game.
“Every game is difficult because that is the level we are playing at. But if we can play like we did tonight, then I have no doubt we will turn this run around.”