Notts County need to take out their frustrations on Port Vale after the 3-1 defeat to Brentford, says manager Shaun Derry.
Notts’ three-game winning streak was halted at Griffin Park but The Great Escape is still possible with five fixtures remaining.
Derry was disappointed not to take anything from the match against the Sky Bet League 1 high flyers and is already focused on bouncing back when the Magpies return to Meadow Lane next Saturday.
He said: “It’s a setback but that’s all it is and I knew that coming into the game what would determine our season.
“We’d have needed to play exceptionally well and hoped that Brentford would have had an off day for us to get something out of it.
“For me they’re the best team in the league so fair credit to them
“It’s a setback but I know it’s going to be the home games that determine what is going to happen at the end of the season."
He added: “I’ve gone into the boys and told them that we need to take it on the chin and channel the hurt into next Saturday.
"For the short term we’ve got to understand where we are - in a relegation battle - and I’m looking forward to next Saturday already when we can redeem ourselves.”
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Notts aim to continue The Great Escape on Saturday 12 April against Port Vale. For full ticket details, click here.