Wolves boss Mick McCarthy felt his side missed an opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone after a 1-1 draw at Birmingham.
Craig Gardner was sent off after only 29 minutes for two bookable offences but Blues held on for a point in their own battle for survival, with Sebastian Larsson cancelling out Steven Fletcher's early penalty.
McCarthy said: "Our position overall has deteriorated because there is a game less to go. That is blatantly obvious.
"It is a missed opportunity against 10 men but they have stuck at it and not given us too many chances.
"If we had had loads of chances after they went down to 10 men, I might have said it was more of an opportunity squandered but we didn't.
"But if I had looked at the four games left and thought we could get a point away from home, I'd not be unhappy and then we've got to do the job at home in the remaining games. I still think it's going to go to the last day of the season."