Lawrence Vigouroux admitted that he and his team-mates were crestfallen in the wake of their 1-0 defeat to Chesterfield on Saturday, but has stressed the importance of quickly forgetting about that result with another huge game on the horizon.
Town dominated proceedings at The County Ground but found themselves leaving the pitch empty handed after Reece Mitchell had lashed home in the dying seconds.
The Reds now face a must-win trip to Port Vale this weekend and Vigouroux knows his team can’t afford to dwell on the disappointment of Saturday’s crushing loss.
“It was a sickener,” he said.
“I would have been disappointed if we would have drawn that game, but we’ve just got to take the bad with the good and the teams around us didn’t get a win, so we’re still in it.
“We’ve just got to go again next weekend. It will be a tough game, they’ve got a massive pitch and it will be cold up there probably but if we go there and perform like we did on Saturday then we’ll win more games than we lose.
“We’ve just got to keep going.
“Their goal was just a cross into the box, somebody got a flick on it and, to be fair to him (Reece Mitchell), it is a great finish so you’ve got to give him credit for that.
“We shouldn’t be looking at that though and we should be looking at what we did, we had many chances and we deserved more than a defeat and we should have got at least a draw.
“We showed in long spells that we dominated the game, we controlled it and they would have been happy with a point the way they set up, so anything else would have been a bonus and they got it.
“But we’ve just got to dust ourselves off and go again.
“We’ve got ten games left so there is no point or no use in us getting upset about it. It hurts now but when we come back into training we’ve got to give ourselves the best opportunity for Port Vale next Saturday and that’s the most important thing.
“We won two games on the bounce for the first time this season and we all felt good coming into the game, we performed really well but sometimes you just don’t get the rub of the green and we’re disappointed not to have even got a point.
“We deserved all three but they got their chance and they took it.
“We’ve got to go again next week."
And Vigouroux insisted that he and his team-mates won't be paying much attention to the Sky Bet League One table over the coming weeks.
“I don’t think we should look at the table - we should just worry about ourselves," he added.
“We’ve got to win a specific amount of games to get ourselves out of it and the more we look at the table then the more we worry about what could happen, so for us the most important thing is to just win games.
“We can’t worry about the league table, we’ve just got to get the amount of points that will get us out of the bottom four and I think we’ll do that.”