GARY TAYLOR-FLETCHER today spoke for the entire Town team by promising fans: "We'll give you a happy Christmas."
Peter Jackson's side suffered only a fourth League I loss of the season when they fell 2-0 at Bristol City.
Saturday's setback against a team who had lost nine in a row came after Town tossed away a two-goal lead to only draw down at MK Dons.
But favourable results elsewhere at least limited the damage done to Jackson's second-placed side by goals from Scott Murray (five minutes) and Dave Cotterill (80).
And midfielder Taylor-Fletcher pledged: "We'll get together on the training field, pick ourselves up and get ready for Saturday.
"We all know we can do much better, and we'll show that against Southend United back at the Galpharm on Saturday.
"That's the start of a busy period of fixtures over Christmas, and if we get the mental side of things right and prepare properly, I'm sure we'll get back to winning ways."
The Ashton Gate defeat came in front of 627 travelling supporters in a 9,949 crowd, and Taylor-Fletcher added: "We're all disappointed.
"We should have had all three points at MK Dons, and while Bristol City were strong and well organised, we really should have got something from the game.
"Some of our approach play was good, but we struggled with the final ball into the penalty box.
"Even so, we had chances, and on another day, they'd have ended up in the back of the net and we would have gone on to draw or even win.
"Giving away that early goal meant we were chasing the game, and we ended up doing some things we wouldn't have done had it been 0-0.
"The longer it went on, the more we had to push, and we ended up getting exposed for their second.
"But we showed plenty of spirit and carried on right to the end, which at the end of three tough away games, shows our fitness is good.
"There's no need to panic. Most of the clubs around us only drew and we are still in the top two."
Rotherham, who host Town on Boxing Day, have sacked manager Mick Harford in the wake of their 2-1 home defeat by Yeovil.