Rob Kelly admitted that the players were on the wrong side of fine margins during Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Leyton Orient at The Breyer Group Stadium.
The caretaker boss didn’t think there was too much between the sides and said there was no questioning the attitude or workrate of his players.
However, he conceded that they just came up a bit short after falling behind to the game’s all-important first goal early in the second half.
“It was frustrating and disappointing,” Kelly told iFollow.
“I don’t think there was any lack of effort or endeavour, but it was a tight game and the first goal was always going to be important – we had an opportunity and didn’t take it, they had an opportunity and took it.
“The goal obviously gave them a lift, but I never thought our heads dropped. Today we just didn’t have that zip to get ourselves back in the game like we have had recently.
“We don’t have time to mope around and dwell on it too long. We’ll watch it on the coach on the way home to learn what we can, but we have to move on quickly because we have another big game on Tuesday.
“We know it’s not done until it’s done and there will be a lot of twists and turns ahead. This is a unique season, things will happen, so we have to keep concentrating on ourselves.
“We have to make sure the fine margins in the last five games, as many of them as possible, go in our favour.”