Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson admitted there is a "nervousness" about his side at the moment after they failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Notts County.
Harry Maguire put the Blades ahead with just over a minute gone and when Francois Zoko was given his marching orders midway through the second half for dissent there looked like only one winner.
However, the Blades failed to press home their advantage and Alan Judge gave County a much-needed point with a late leveller.
Wilson said: "I'm frustrated as we didn't make our numerical advantage pay and second half we didn't play anywhere near like we did first half. First half we played with good tempo and even with 11 men we pressed the ball well but second half we didn't do that nearly enough and let them back in it.
"There is a nervousness about us at the moment in about three or four areas and whether that is the pressure that is on us I don't know. We have to play through it and get on the ball and play to our strengths. Unfortunately there are one or two who are struggling at the minute, I have to say that.
"We've got to get back to basics. There is a fear of making the wrong decision. It is frustrating as the league is there for the taking and we have to start making really strong inroads into doing that."
Delighted Notts County manager Keith Curle paid tribute to the army of staff and volunteers who worked to get the game on and he hopes this week could be a turning point.
He said: "As a football club over the last few days we have all come together to get this game on. The effort of the youth team, even the chairman and my PA were out there on the pitch. There are lots of positives to take out of the day. The attitude and application of the players to stick to their task and do that extra bit was first rate."
However, Zoko was very much in the manager's bad books after his ill-discipline left his team-mates a player down for most of the afternoon.
Curle said: "I've never been able to change a referee's decision by something I've verbalised to him. Once they've made the decision you've got to accept it. I didn't bother speaking to Francois, I just told him to get out of the changing room as I didn't want to look at him and it will cost him financially."