Stephen Robinson described the past week as “difficult” following the departure of Mark McGhee on Tuesday.
But the caretaker boss admitted the entire squad must pick themselves up quickly as they head in to a crucial encounter with Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking to the press this morning, the Northern Irishman said: “It’s been difficult. As I said when I spoke to the press on Tuesday, Mark was a popular person around here and he brought a lot of the players and staff to this club.
“There’s a lot of disappointment, but footballers get another chance, they always get another chance to go and prove themselves and that’s what they need to do now.”
[pullquote]They’ve been good and they’ve reacted to it because there was a lot of disappointment, there was a sombre mood around the place on Tuesday, but now they have to pick themselves up and go again.[/pullquote]
He added: “As Mark has said himself, their attitude was not something that was in question, it was more individual errors and mistakes that were costing us.
“They’ve been good and they’ve reacted to it because there was a lot of disappointment, there was a sombre mood around the place on Tuesday, but now they have to pick themselves up and go again.”
Robinson admitted that one of the crucial things the Steelmen need to rediscover is a way of becoming hard to beat.
He said: “We’ve conceded 27 goals in 10 games so we have to stop conceding goals. We’ve worked a lot on shape this week and being organised.”
You can watch the full interview on MFC TV’s YouTube channel.