Darren Ferguson felt Rovers should not be too downbeat after the defeat at Plymouth Argyle.
Rovers were beaten 2-0 at Home Park which was a tight but high quality affair.
Ferguson said: “In a game like this, where it is first against third, you need to get some breaks because you know it is going to be quite tight. I don’t feel we got them.
“It was a good zippy pitch and good atmosphere. I quite enjoyed watching it at times – obviously the result is disappointing, but some of our play was good.
“The first goal was always going to be key, and a lapse in concentration has cost us. But we were in complete control of the game for large parts of it.”
Ferguson expects Rovers to quickly put the defeat behind them, and reminded supporters that the club are still pretty much on course for his two point per game target.
He added: “It’s a bad result, but hopefully we’ll react well, as we have after all our defeats.
“I’ve always maintained it is about points, and we’re one point behind where I want us to be so we’re doing ok. If we win next week we’ll be on 42 points from 21 games, so bang on target.
“I said to the players they tried to do the right things, we needed a bit more quality, but congratulations to Plymouth and we move on to the next game.
“Our home form is solid, and it’s important we react as we’ve got some tough matches coming up.”