Alan Irvine felt his side were hard done by after Sheffield Wednesday fell to a 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest.
Dexter Blackstock netted both goals as the Reds recorded their seventh successive home win, but Irvine was left frustrated by the opener that came via a hotly-disputed penalty.
Blackstock's shot struck Wednesday skipper Darren Purse on the back as he tried to block it, but Purse was penalised for handball.
"I thought we deserved to get something out of the game," Irvine argued. "There was only one person in the ground who thought it was a penalty because the shot clearly struck Darren Purse on the back. It knocked us out of our stride for 10 or 15 minutes.
"But we talked about a few things at half-time and were in the ascendancy for the second half. I thought we might actually go on and win it because we were on the front when we scored the equaliser.
"But when you put into context how good a side Forest are, we can take a lot of heart from the performance. If we perform like that in our other games we will win more than we lose."