Jason Tindall was disappointed Burnley could not beat 10-man Crystal Palace, while Dougie Freedman wants protection for Wilfried Zaha.
Burnley assistant Tindall stepped in for the grieving Eddie Howe following the sudden death of his mother Annie.
Howe missed the game at Turf Moor and the players wore black armbands as a mark of respect as well as observing a minute's silence.
Darren Ambrose's second-half penalty earned Palace a point to cancel out Jay Rodriguez's early spot-kick with Zaha seeing red for the visitors for kicking out at David Edgar off the ball.
Tindall was disappointed Burnley could not get the win for Howe.
"It was a tough day for everybody, no-one more so than Eddie obviously," said Tindall.
"We are just disappointed that we couldn't get the win for him and his family.
"We had a great start and for the first 25 minutes were the better team.
"I thought we were unlucky not to extend our lead but we didn't test their goalkeeper as much as we would have liked to.
"I don't think the penalty for Palace was the right decision and I am disappointed the referee has given it.
"We want to win every game, but we wanted to win this one especially for the manager.
"The main thing is we have stopped the little rot we have been on and got something out of it."
Freedman had no complaints with Zaha's dismissal, but wants officials to give more protection to the tricky winger.
"I think a draw is a fair result and I am very happy with that point because we didn't start very well," said Freedman.
"Our character shone through in the end, but by getting back on level terms and holding on to that point after going down to 10 men.
"I felt the referee made the right decision not to send Jonathan Parr off when he gave away the early penalty because I felt we had a covering player, and I also felt the red card he showed to Wilfried Zaha was the right decision too.
"He has clipped a player's heels out of frustration but I think he has been dealt a rough deal in that he has been chopped down by the opposition four or five times before that.
"The referee didn't protect him and we need to ask referees to do that because there is no substitute for skill, and Wilfried showed plenty leading up to our penalty.
"I am disappointed by the treatment he received on the pitch."