Chris Wilder is confident his side will end their current winless run sooner rather than later.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash at Preston North End, the manager remarked: "It was a tough one last Friday night because we believe we deserved a touch more than what we got.
"We've got to marry up the performances with good results and there wasn't much wrong with that against Bristol City. We're still in the mix and that pleases me immensely."
On the challenge that awaits at Deepdale, Wilder added: "Preston are an established Championship club who have gone about things the right way. The manager prior to Alex Neil did wonderfully well and Alex has picked up where Simon Grayson left.
"They've spent wisely without putting the club in financial trouble, building sensibly and are in decent nick at the moment.
"We're perhaps looking to do what they've done, they've had a blip and are now unbeaten in five."