Plymouth Argyle caretaker manager Carl Fletcher has hailed the performance in their 1-0 loss at home to Swindon as the "best of the season".
The defeat left Argyle, who are still in administration, five points off safety in League Two.
"From start to finish that's probably the best performance of the season and I can't be more proud for the lads.
"In football you don't always get what you deserve and we didn't deserve to lose," Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon.
"They did everything we asked, we had troubles with injuries and things changing here and there."
Fletcher could be without his only experienced striker, Warren Feeney, for Tuesday's trip to Oxford after the Northern Ireland international went off with what appeared to be a groin injury.
"The squad's as small as it possibly can be with everyone fit so obviously to have injuries is disappointing," added Fletcher.
"Everyone in this squad that I've got that are training every day, I've got no problem with playing them.
"It's disappointing when people get injured, but it's an opportunity for someone else."