James McDonaugh praised his team's efforts after watching Hibernian under-20s draw 0-0 against Inverness at a rain-soaked Training Centre, but admits their finishing was frustratingly off-key.
The young team in bottle green headed into the match searching for a return to winning ways after the side's phenomenal start to the season had dissolved.
But Hibernian were reduced to 10 men after midfielder Dean Horribine was red-carded - for a second bookable offence - inside the first half.
Nevertheless Hibernian dominated the game and should have secured maximum points from the contest - unfortunately though the team lacked a killer instinct in front of goal.
McDonaugh said: "I thought we played very well. We lost Dean Horribine early in the game with the two yellow cards, but it didn't stop us playing well.
"We defended very well, and played some good football, but the big disappointment was our finishing.
"We must have had seven to 10 really good opportunities to score and the players are feeling hard done by not managing to score one.
"However, as I have explained to them, from a coach's point of view there were many more positives to take.
"I have to give every one of the players enormous credit for their work rate, determination, tactical awareness and of course quality of play."