Dougie Freedman admitted his frustration at the final result against Huddersfield on Tuesday evening and stressed the importance of bouncing back against Doncaster Rovers at the weekend.
Oliver’s Norwood’s long range effort was the difference between the two sides on a cold night at the Reebok Stadium, with a late rally from the Whites ultimately proving fruitless against the in-form Terriers.
Speaking exclusively to the official club website following the final whistle, the manager said, “It was a disappointing result for us, there is no doubt about that.
"I felt that we made four or five very good chances, and we’ve got to be really taking them.
"Credit to them, they’re a good team and they defended very deep and made it very difficult for us."
He added: "I’m not going to go home too disappointed – obviously I am disappointed because the players have been fantastic during the last eight games to get themselves in a decent position, so to see it slip away tonight is disappointing.
"I felt that the performance could be better, but we’ve got to take our opportunities at this level."
With defeat against the Terriers only Wanderers’ second defeat in ten games, Freedman explained that the belief shown by the club’s supporters is paramount in helping the team secure results.
"There is a good spirit and I was very happy with the fans tonight – I know they’re disappointed and frustrated because they pay good money, but I felt that they were behind the team.
"They tried to spur their team on, but it just wasn’t to be. We’re in this business though, and we’ve got to pick ourselves to go again and this spirit allows that."