Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin has declared that his side need to stop dropping points when in winning situations if they are to finish in the top seven.
Pompey conceded a last minute equaliser to newly promoted Hull City on Saturday, having twice led in a match which ended 2-2.
Tony Adams' side missed chances to finish the game off and will be unhappy with their defending for both the visitors' goals, as the new manager still awaits his first win at Fratton Park after taking over from Harry Redknapp.
Distin fears that it if his side continue to concede sloppy goals and fail to kill teams off at the other end, then it will end up ruining their season.
He told the Portsmouth News: "I feel like we lost the game. We started well and fought hard. They put pressure on us without being too dangerous.
"But we've lost two points and that's a big shame. This season we keep giving away silly goals.
"We should have just calmed down and tried to keep the ball when he were in front at the end. I don't know if it was just frustration or excitement, I don't know.
"When they came back to 1-1 we had another chance when we took the lead again. When that happens you have to keep it like that.
"We are conceding too many goals and dropping too many points. The table doesn't look bad, but the gap is starting to open up and soon it will be too late.
"If we want to be around the top seven we have to start winning games."