Stuart Gray felt Wednesday could take some positives out of the goalless draw with Rotherham.
Despite another home goalscoring blank and our winless run stretching to nine games, Gray said: “That was exactly what I wanted to see from the players when we talk about closing down and getting in people’s faces.
“It was a big game, a derby game and we played on the front foot.”
He added: “Overall, I thought we shaded a very hard-fought game in which their goalkeeper was probably the busier of the two.”
Of the late penalty claim when Kieran Lee went down in the penalty area, Gray said: “I was looking for the referee to give a penalty for us. I was looking at the reactions, it’s not just one player, it’s five players.
“Kieran Lee is not one to talk much but he has said to me that it was a definite penalty. Why would he go down? He’d turned the boy with a great piece of skill, his next job was to shoot at goal.
“They are the big decisions, we are disappointed. They are the little margins we aren’t getting at the moment.”