Mark Warburton insists he will not be pushing the panic button following Brentford's 3-0 home defeat to Wolves this afternoon.
The defeat saw the Bees slip from first to third in League One, as they were leapfrogged both by their victors and fellow title hopefuls Leyton Orient.
It also signalled the end of Brentford's 19 match unbeaten run, but Warburton believes that proud record exactly why he should not be panicking.
He said: “They don't turn to bad players after 90 minutes. We will get it out of our system and tomorrow we will start the recovery. It's one game, and what we have been doing has been working.
“You can't panic and start overhauling things. If we had to change things after one defeat in 20 games, then I would be panicking.
“I'm not glossing over it. The players are disappointed – it's not nice for them or the manager. But that horrible feeling we have at the moment – we have to learn from that.
“We are one point off the top with two games in hand, and it's in our own hands still. It's a fine margin, and the higher you go, the finer those margins get.”
Warburton also pleaded with Bees fans to stay behind his side as they try to stick to the passing principles which had been the cornerstone of their unbeaten run.
He added: “You heard some of the lack of patience when we were trying to move the ball around from the back, but you have to stick with us and the way we are trying to play, as it has worked well for us.
“Both teams showed each other too much respect in the first half, and it was a bit cagey. I thought we would dictate the tempo after the break, and for a while we did, but we weren't clinical enough in the final third, and we have to look at what can we do better.”