Rob Kelly admitted his disappointment following defeat to Grimsby Town but insisted that the players must quickly recover from the setback and move on to the next game.
The caretaker boss conceded that his side never really got in to their stride but he is experienced enough to know that The Bluebirds are not going to have it all their own way during the run-in.
Kelly was philosophical in defeat but did admit that victory in the last four games did not diminish the disappointment being felt following the loss on home soil.
“I am frustrated for everyone,” Kelly told iFollow.
“It was another tight game and it looked like being a 0-0 but the one bit of quality came from their lad so we’re really disappointed because it was another chance at home to get three points.
“We tried to win the game but in the second half we didn’t really get going until they scored when we started getting some balls into the box but, at times, I thought we could have put our foot on it better.
“We got caught up in the evening and on the game so we have to take that on the chin and the lads will recover over the next couple of days and prepare for Stevenage.
“There are going to be bumps in the road. It’s unrealistic to think we’re going to spin the next 11 games off and win them all – I have said all along that this is going to go the distance.”