NEW arrival Phil Jevons surveyed Town’s 1-0 setback at home to latest League I leaders Leyton Orient and insisted: “Keep playing like that and we’ll win more than we lose.”
The Bristol City loan striker made his club debut in the 67th minute of a match settled by Adam Boyd’s third-minute strike.
Andy Ritchie’s side, chasing a fifth straight win, applied plenty of pressure, but couldn’t force even a point against the stubborn Londoners.
Jevons, who is keen to earn a permanent move to the Galpharm when the January transfer window opens, had three efforts on goal, and said: “I thought I did okay and the team did pretty well.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute since I first arrived for training on Friday and the only disappointment is that we couldn’t force at least a draw, because we deserved one.
“If we had got a goal in reasonable time, I think we’d have gone on to win, and as long as we can maintain this standard, there’s no reason to be despondent.
“We had plenty of pressure, plenty of efforts on goal, and unfortunately, plenty of near misses.
“They must be counting themselves lucky to have won.”
There were just 328 Orient fans in a 9,697 Galpharm crowd to see their team replace Carlisle at the summit and leave Town 13th after a third home league defeat and eighth in all.
And Jevons added: “When an away team get an early goal, they often tend to camp out on the edge of their own box and soak up the pressure, like Orient did.
“When you’re up against two banks of four and a striker dropping back to help out it can be hard to break an opponent down.
“They got a goal which was half lucky, half speculative, and to be fair to them, they defended it very well.
“But I was really impressed with the way the lads reacted to going behind, because they stayed patient and positive and kept plugging away.
“We did the right thing by getting the ball wide and getting crosses in, but we just couldn’t find that all-important finishing touch.”
Bristol haven’t given Jevons permission to play in Saturday’s FA Cup second-round tie at home to Grimsby.
But Town boss Andy Ritchie hopes Andy Booth will have recovered from the back strain which kept him out against Orient.
Ritchie brought in Luke Beckett for a first start in five games.