Rob Kelly admitted his disappointment after defeat to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday but reiterated his belief that The Bluebirds have what it takes to clinch League Two safety.
The 1-0 reverse at Prenton Park kept fans waiting in the bid to secure the Club’s EFL status, as former England international David Nugent nodded a second half winner for the hosts.
However, Kelly insisted that the players and staff would process the setback overnight and then begin the process of preparing for Tuesday night’s trip to Forest Green Rovers.
“We’re obviously disappointed because it was an opportunity to get the job done and we haven’t done it,” Kelly told iFollow after the game.
“Again, I can’t fault the effort and commitment. The game was won by what was probably the best piece of football all afternoon, but we’re frustrated from a defensive point of view because we could have done things better.
“They had the clearer opportunities in the second half; we put the ball in the box and it bounced around but we didn’t have enough really but they’re a good side and in the top six for a reason.
“We all feel it for everybody. We can see the finishing line but we have to do it for ourselves – we can’t rely on anyone else, I have said that all along.
“We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t have that disappointment, but we have to deal with it and get on with the next one.
“It’s in our hands and that’s all you can ask. I believe we’re good enough to get the job done – and we will.”