“Against the run of play they managed to get ahead again and we couldn't get back into it,” said O’Grady, speaking after the 3-2 defeat.
Saturday saw an undeserved defeat at the hands of Bolton Wanderers, but O’Grady is certain the Reds have more than what it takes to stay up.
Reds striker Chris O’Grady insists the squad is still positive as we approach the business end of the season.
“He (David Flitcroft) told us to get the tempo up and not to wait. We should have been playing like we did in the second half from the start of the game.
“When you go behind you can be a little bit nervous trying to get back into it. We, maybe, tried too hard so we regrouped at half time.
“It can be difficult but you make it more difficult if you start dwelling on it. It's important for us to get together and stay positive, that’s what got ourselves the result in the first place.
“The focus around the club’s not about the cup. We know where our priorities are. It’s all about the league.
“It’s a shame about the last couple of results, where it’s been the opposite of what we’ve achieved.”