DISAPPOINTED Peter Jackson today watched a video re-run of Town's first defeat of the season and urged the players and fans: "Be positive!"
Despite giveaway goals to hand Hartlepool a 2-0 victory in the live Sky TV screening, Jackson is in no mood to be downhearted ahead of the derby double-header against Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United.
"Our quality in and around the penalty area wasn't up to standard, but it was only our fifth defeat since Christmas and we have to be positive," said Jackson, whose team slipped to 15th.
"It hurt to lose because we could have gone third with a win, but we know we can play a lot better and we've got to pick ourselves up and get ready for two big away games ahead.
"Having looked at the game again, I still feel if we'd taken the lead we would have gone on to win because the effort and determination was there.
"It's too late to change what happened last night, but we've got some things to work on and we'll be back."
Jackson dropped Steve Yates and Danny Schofield for Nathan Clarke and Chris Brandon as Hartlepool scored a first ever win at Town with goals from Kevin Betsy and Mark Tinkler.
It was the first time since Town lost 1-0 to both Luton and Burnley (League Cup) in 2002 that they've failed to score in successive home games.
Jackson, who believes keeper Ian Gray will be fit to face Leeds next Tuesday if he misses out at Hillsborough, has Rob Edwards (calf) injured.