Barnsley boss Danny Wilson admitted his side lost their composure in the 2-1 defeat by Fleetwood on Tuesday.
The Tykes took an early lead through defender Peter Ramage before goals from Conor McLaughlin and Liam McAlinden condemned them to defeat.
"I thought we got a little jittery and the fans started to have a moan and one or two passes started to go astray," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"It got to some of the younger players and it became a nervous performance."
Barnsley had won their four previous home league games - a run counterbalanced by five successive defeats away from Oakwell.
Wilson added: "Everyone wants to see their team win at home and the inconsistency is there to be seen.
"We have to persevere and be patient, but whether that is a watchword that is at a premium at this moment in time we will have to wait and see."
The defeat by Fleetwood left his side seven points clear of the bottom four and seven outside the play-offs.
Meanwhile, Wilson revealed that striker Sam Winnall was not included in the squad after suffering a recurrence of the hamstring injury that has prevented him starting a game since since 29 November.
The former Scunthorpe man came off the bench in the recent wins over Port Vale and Oldham, but has missed the last two games and is considered a doubt for the trip to Crawley on Saturday.