Crawley Town head coach Gabriele Cioffi was understandably disappointed with Tuesday night's defeat at Mansfield which was decided by a goal by Tyler Walker with just two minutes to go.
The Reds boss reckons this level of performance was good enough in the future to bring a goal and three points.
Cioffi also stressed they must cut out costly mistakes at the end of matches.
He told the club's website www.crawleytownfc.com: "In the last two games we could have got at least four points.
"Today we deserved a point which would have been fair for both teams as both sides played good football.
"We can't afford to concede a cross in the 88th minute - after 88 minutes it has to be our ball."
The head coach has asked the board for some new recruits during the transfer window to give his squad a boost.
So far in January Reds have signed former Hendon striker Ricky German and ex-Falkirk and Brighton defender Tom Dallison, who made his debut at Mansfield.
Cioffi said: "I think we need fresh blood: everyone knows this. We lost a couple of targets in the transfer window but I think this squad needs support."
But he found a lot of positives from the display, which included several good chances to score while Mark Connolly hit the woodwork.
Cioffi said: "We had our chances but that's part of football.
"This performance in the future will bring a goal and three points. For 88 minutes our personality and football ideas were growing."