Nigel Clough is pleased with a return of four points from the last six, but acknowledged the fans frustrations following Tuesday's 1-1 stalemate with Walsall.
Clough also revealed United picked up a few bumps and bruises against the Saddlers, remarking:
"Simon (Lappin) rolled his ankle and will be assessed, Chris (Porter) was shattered and Shaun (Miller) was a bit short, which is understandable given such a long absence."
The Gaffer continued: "We are fighting for our lives at the moment and sometimes our anticipation isn't what it would be in a confident, winning side. What we can't fault though is the players' workrate, effort and commitment, they give us everything.
"Four points from Bristol City (away) and Walsall is a great return and that is only two defeats in the last eight in the league too.
"We are showing a lot of resilience and taking small steps, but the fans are going to be frustrated when you don't win at home.
"Ideally we would have drawn at Bristol City and beaten Walsall, but now we move on to Leyton Orient, hoping to build momentum."