Ronnie Moore insisted that Rotherham were the better side despite drawing a blank in a goalless against fellow promotion-chasers Bury.
The Millers saw their winless run extended to four games as they spurned a series of chances to close the gap on the Shakers.
But Moore revealed that he would not be taking his frustrations out on his players, saying: "I can`t have a go at them after that. We had lots of chances against the team who are second in the table and I think we are the better team."
He added: "We had a game plan, worked to it and did well. It was a good open game and for the neutral it was a good game to watch. Both sides were going for it. Bury have good pace and strikers who can score goals, but I think we were the better side, but when you are on top you have to score.
"We are just not having that little break at the moment, that little bit of luck in front of goal. If it had been a boxing match I think we would probably have just edged it on points."
But Bury boss Alan Knill, who saw his side forced onto the back foot for much of the game, thought a draw was a fair result.
"I don't think either team deserved to lose. Both teams had chances but both teams lacked that bit of quality to take all three points. I said to Ronnie Moore coming off that I thought a point each was a fair result and I think he agreed," he said.
"We defended the second balls really well after a shaky start. Either team could have won it, but I think a draw was a fair result.
"We came here looking for a win, but I would have taken a draw at the start. It keeps Rotherham five points behind us and we still have a game in hand.
"If you finish five points above Rotherham at the end of the season it's a pretty good season you've had. We want to stay as far away from them as possible and not losing at this time of the season is a must."
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