Hartlepool United head coach Mick Wadsworth says his side is equipped to recover from Sunday's 3-0 League One defeat by Notts County.
Pools lost by the same scoreline at Meadow Lane last season, a result that saw in a downturn in form and dented the club's push for a play-off spot.
"We're in better shape now, a better group," Wadsworth told BBC Tees.
"We've got games we can do well in, we'll be more determined and we can change the team better this year."
Pools have made an impressive start to the 2011-12 season, winning five of their first nine games before defeats at home to Sheffield Wednesday and Sunday's loss to Notts County ended their unbeaten run.
"It was a poor day, a poor performance and we've let a lot of people down, namely ourselves and our supporters," Wadsworth added.
"We've had a great start to the season. We lost a game last week which I could deal with because there wasn't much in the game, today was poor throughout the team.
"We have to pick ourselves up, we have to get back to work, if it's a good result, we get on with it, if it's a bad result, we get on with it."