Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen felt his side were worthy of a point at Hamilton on Saturday.
He is still looking to try to steer his side out of trouble after their 0-0 draw against Accies.
United lie bottom of the Premiership, 12 points behind 11th-placed Motherwell, and Paatelainen knows his side really need wins.
He said: “I thought we were worth a point.
“Although that wasn’t our best performance we were well worth a point.
“I thought we were pressing and trying to win the game, but we were a little bit ineffective, so I thought: ‘We’ll take a draw.’
“We have momentum.
“Prior to this game we had won three of our last four games and now we have a draw.
“We will take a point and it could be a valuable one.”
Hamilton boss Martin Canning admitted the draw felt like a defeat after the New Douglas Park stalemate.
Ali Crawford saw a late penalty saved by United goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima as Hamilton had to settle for a 0-0 outcome against the bottom side.
Hamilton sit eighth in the table, a healthy 15 points clear of United, and will hope to build on a run of three games undefeated that has also seen them beat Kilmarnock and draw with Hearts.
Canning said: “I would rather have had all three points.
“There wasn’t a lot in the game, it was a bit of a tense match, and I think you could see what was at stake at this point in the season.
“For us it’s pleasing because it’s the fourth clean sheet in five games, which is a positive, but to miss a penalty late in the game feels like we lost.
“The boys put so much into the game and, had we won, it would have been a big three points for us.
“However, every point is valuable at this stage in the season and it would have been great to have won, but more importantly that was a game not to lose.
“It keeps a wee run going, having drawn with Hearts, beaten Kilmarnock, and it would have been nice to win, but we’ll take the point and move on.”