Forest lost 1-0 to Burton Albion thanks to a Cauley Woodrow goal and Traore said his side need to put their chances away if they are going to avoid being sucked further into trouble.
He said: “It was really disappointing and, apart from the goal, they didn’t do much in the game. But this is football and if you don’t put your chances away you are always likely to concede a goal, especially away from home, and it is really disappointing.
“We lost possession and they get the free kick and well done to them for scoring it. We had chances to equalise at least and I always knew we were in the dog fight, and now more than ever. It is concerning, we aren’t going to pretend it isn’t. it is worrying and we have a chance to put it right next week against Derby and I think we can do it.
“We have got really good players, especially in the final third, but you have to put your chances away. If you don’t, days like today can happen.
“I don’t think it’s down to anxiety. We are quite confident we can do it and I don’t think anxiety comes into it but we have got to put our chances away.”