Manager John Sheridan was again disappointed not to come away with all three points after a goalless draw against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
Last night’s result secured five points from three tough consecutive away games against Shrewsbury, Wigan and Blackpool, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
However, the manager, who has been in charge for five games now, has seen positive signs from his team but knows his side are lacking goals.
He said: "I’m disappointed again that we haven’t got the three points. It’s hard to take, the lads are down, I’m down and I think again it was there to win the game. You can see that we are trying to win the game.
"I thought we tried to be positive all night, we moved the ball forward and tried to create chances but again I’m just saying to the players again, how are you in the bottom four? I’m looking at the performances they have shown me and for me they should be in and around the top eight.
"But there is a reason why we are down there and we have to be clever. We make decisions at times which nearly cost us the game. I never felt in any danger, apart from the final five minutes of the game that we were going to lose that and it’s really disappointing because I thought we played really well.
"The only thing we are missing at the moment is goals. We’ve had three clean sheets in the last three games and it’s a worry we keep drawing games because we need to win.
"To get enough points to get us out of where we are, we need to win games but I’ve got to stay positive. The performances are really good and we’ve just got to keep up now going into the game on Saturday.
“I’m really pleased with the way we are playing but we just have to put the ball in the back of the net.”
Over 1,000 supporters travelled to Bloomfield Road last night to support Latics and their incredible support did not go unnoticed by the manager.
“They never shut up,” commented Sheridan. “It’s been brilliant support over the last two games so it’s just a shame we couldn’t get the result.
“It’s a really good performance but no goals and that’s something I’ve got to try and change.
"Do I play a different way to try and get us a goal? We need to win these games and that is something we will work on.
"I’ll make the decisions and I’m not afraid of leaving anybody out the team. If there is a system where I feel we can get the goals and get the win, I’ll do it.”