Liam Kelly was left disappointed after the Sky Blues lost 2-1 to Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.
Kelly admitted it was a difficult one to take after City had gone ahead in the first half and believed they have to quickly focus on important fixtures ahead.
He said: “It is a very hard one to take and I thought we were in the game, very much so especially going one goal up to lose 2-1, it is very disappointing. We can’t be disappointed for long because we have got Derby County on Saturday.
“The games are coming thick and fast and this is the real business end of the season where we need to get results.
“Our form since we have been at St Andrews, especially late on in games where he had a knack of scoring late goals and winning games and picking up points.
“We thought we had the momentum and games are won and lost in the box and sometimes it is the most basic of things of what you do in both boxes that determine the results.”
He told how he is getting fitter as each game goes by and that the team cannot afford to be complacent after Tuesday’s defeat.
He said: “I feel good and could have had more games in training sessions, I’m feeling stronger every single game, hopefully we can get the result to go alongside that also.
“Confidence is still strong, we were in the game for the full game and we thought perhaps if we had a bit better quality when we got into the box it could have been a different story tonight, unfortunately it hasn’t happened.
“We have got to pick ourselves up quickly because Saturday is going to come around quickly and we can’t dwell on this for long, we have a game to prepare for which is a massive match.
“We have come through a period that has come against teams with big budgets and fantastic players, we are now playing teams in and around us. It is going to be testing and we need to make sure we are fully prepared and attack this last run of games.”