Adam Murray admits Mansfield Town must learn from their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers.
Promotion-chasing Stags slipped to their second straight home defeat after goals from Luke O’Nien and Aaron Amadi-Holloway sealed an impressive win for Wycombe.
Murray said: “This result has brought us down to earth and we must treat this as a learning curve now.
“We have been very impressive in the early part of the season, but results like this happen and we must bounce back from it.
“We did not do anything in the first half and looked the ball was harming us.
“It was a very sloppy goal to give away today and when you give goals away like that you are always on the back foot.
“Apart from their first goal, I did not feel like we were under any threat.
“We got crosses in and got into decent positions, but did not make the most of them.
“We lacked a spark today, we made the changes at half time to find that spark, but it just did not happen for us
“There was a lack of ruthlessness today. I am disappointed, but I have no qualms about the results.
“If you think you can just turn up and win then good luck. We have got where we are this season by earning the right to win. Three points have to be earned.
“The players have been fantastic so far and this is something that they will learn from.”