DEFIANT David Mirfin believes Town can use the misery of last night's defeat as a driving force in the upcoming home game against Oldham.
The 19-year-old left-back limped off at half time suffering a hip injury when Town were 2-0 down, and he watched an encouraging second-half display before Tranmere's stoppage-time third.
He now realises the importance of taking three points against Oldham, who were hammered 5-1 at Bristol City last night, and believes the experience at Prenton Park will help in that cause.
"We let ourselves down in the first half and gave ourselves far too much of a mountain to climb," said Mirfin.
"The gaffer told us we needed to work harder, close people down and show some pride - and the lads did that really well to test a side who'll probably go up.
"If we could have got a goal back it would have made life really interesting, but the luck just didn't go with us.
"I still think we can take a lot of confidence from the way we played in the second half, though, and look to push on against Oldham.
"Tranmere is a tough place to come, but it was a good experience and learning curve and I'm sure we can go on and produce a good display on Saturday.
"Against Blackpool, the fans were top class because they could see the effort all the young lads were putting in and, with that support again, I'm sure we can take the points we need."