Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson has revealed his players had a "kick, battle and bite" session in training to get over defeat by Tranmere.
Johnson's side conceded an injury-time goal as they lost 1-0 last Saturday - only their second defeat of the season.
And the 60-year-old ex-Bristol City and Yeovil boss said they needed a "competitive session" to get over it.
"It was an angry end of the game," Johnson told BBC Gloucestershire. "In training they go with my mood."
Cheltenham are third in the National League and he added: "We had a kick, battle, bite session on Monday to get the cobwebs away after the defeat and give them something to compete for and against.
"We had a couple of little knocks, nothing over-aggressive, but it was certainly competitive and you would imagine that would happen."