ALEX Revell, the Rotherham United striker, has vowed Steve Evans’ squad will bounce back from their painful defeat by Barnet.
Revell admitted his team mates are “hurting” after losing for the sixth time at New York Stadium three days ago.
But, speaking ahead of this weekend’s visit to fellow promotion hopefuls Oxford, the 29-year-old said: “Nobody here likes losing but we’ll look to channel our frustration in the right way. What are striving to do is ensure that, if it does happen, then we go out there and immediately chalk-up a win. Oxford are a good side but we also know that we are one too.
“It’s going to be a tough fixture but if we can go down there and respond with a win, which we are capable of doing, then that puts us back on track.
“The great thing about football is that, very quickly, you get a chance to go out there and put things right.”
Despite goals from Jake Hyde and Andy Yiadom denying them a third straight League Two success, Evans’ charges remained fourth in the table and within touching distance of third placed Exeter.
Oxford, managed by former Rotherham defender Chris Wilder, are 12th after taking maximum points from their last four.
“We take more fans away from home with us than any other club I’ve played for,” Revell, previously of Brighton and Hove Albion, Leyton Orient and Southend, said. “The one thing I can guarantee about the lads here is that they’re always going to work hard and give everything.
“If anyone wasn’t then the gaffer wouldn’t have them around and it’s only right because the fans work extremely hard during the week to come and watch us play.”