Michael Hefele said Nottingham Forest have an opportunity to bounce back straight away following their defeat against Preston yesterday.
The Reds lost out 1-0 at The City Ground but with plenty of games coming up in the Christmas period, Hefele knows there are many opportunities to get more points on the board.
Speaking after the game, he said: "You never want to lose, it is never a great feeling but we just have to bounce back next week.
"We knew it was a good opportunity but we didn't take this chance. But there are plenty of games coming up, the season is long. Today we can be disappointed but from tomorrow we bounce back.
"We are still in a great position. We know that we can win against every opponent and we have a strong squad but this is football."
Hefele admitted is was a frustrating afternoon as Forest saw first-half chances go begging before Louis Moult's second-half winner.
"It was very frustrating; we had a great opportunity," he said. "The last few games have been good, we have played well and today we just didn't score and this was the biggest problem.
"At the end, set pieces are always important in a game and they didn't have many chances, but they used it and we were not good enough today to score and we are all disappointed.
"We created a lot of chances but at the end of the day, we have to use one of these opportunities. We didn't, it hurts and it hurts for everybody. The supporters tried to cheer us on, they were great today, but we have to prepare for the next game."