Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka felt that his side deserved at least a point from the game against Cardiff City.
The Reds missed several chances and were made to pay as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at the Cardiff City Stadium, conceding two goals from set pieces which left the Forest boss frustrated.
Speaking after the game, he said: "I think we deserved something. It was a game which we could have won 2-1 or 3-1 and we have ended up losing 2-1.
"We had the best chances to score and we conceded, again, two goals from two set pieces but it is another game for us to learn from.
"Since the first one, we weren't aggressive enough in the set pieces and the players should know as we have been showing them every situation. We know that they are strong in set pieces and these are the kind of things that we need to fix for next season."
Karanka believes that The Reds can be among the top teams in the league next season as they matched their opponents who climbed back into the automatic promotion places with victory.
He said: "Against a team which is playing for promotion, we at least matched their level and sometimes did better.
"Cardiff have had a really good season and we have been trying to do our best. I hope that with some new faces in the changing room in the summer we can compete at the top level next season."