Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell expressed his frustration at seeing his side pass up goalscoring chances in the 1-0 defeat at Bolton Wanderers.
Nahki Wells went close in the first half but was denied by Andy Lonergan, before Jacob Butterfield squandered the best opening of all as he shot straight at the sprawling Bolton goalkeeper from point-blank range after a low cross in from Sean Scannell.
And, somewhat inevitably, the hosts made Town rue their misses when Craig Davies netted the only goal of the game midway through the second half by tucking home Liam Feeney's right-wing centre.
Powell felt his side had given a good enough account of themselves at the Macron Stadium, but admitted that the missed opportunities proved costly.
"It was a fairly even game," he said.
"We had more shots on target than them and they had more possession, but ultimately it’s about taking the chances that come your way. Sadly for us today, their keeper spread himself on the one big one that came our way and theirs went in from a similar position.
"There are fine margins in this division. Today’s was a 0-0 game really, because it’s not a game where we’ve been on the back foot. Their ‘keeper made a couple of good saves when you include the one from Nahki in the first-half.
"You have to take your chances when they come. Sides in this division are very similar and we’ve had games recently where we could have got something, but it hasn’t gone the way we wanted. It happened again today and we have to arrest that as soon as we can."
The Terriers manager also revealed Joe Murphy and Harry Bunn, who missed the trip to face Neil Lennon's side, could both be out of action for "two to three weeks" while Scannell (dead leg) and Joel Lynch (groin) will also be assessed after being replaced during Town's third loss in four.