There is no sense of panic within the ranks at West Bromwich Albion, insists Tony Mowbray, who is fervent in his belief that his side can win the majority of their remaining games - home or away.
A run of five away games from their last seven will greet the Baggies as they look to clinch a return to the Premier League but the manager says the intensity of those games will render where they are played meaningless.
Following the defeat on Saturday, Mowbray's disappointing weekend was further compounded by the fact that rivals Bristol City and Stoke both won.
The Baggies are now seven points off the leaders, six off the automatic promotion places - with a game in hand - but given the way Albion spluttered towards the finish line at the end of last season questions are now being asked of his team's mental strength.
The manager was having none of it during Saturday's post-match press conference.
"I do not think there are any nerves [about last year]," he said. "I think that is something you gentlemen [journalists] manufacture. There's plenty of games for us to go and there's nothing wrong with our psyche going into them.
"We believe we can win more than enough matches. The team did not function well today but we have to give credit to Hull, they set themselves up well and they played well defensively.
"They restricted the space our strikers had to play in and counter-attacked with pace and strength, so good luck to them.
"We are very disappointed but they probably deserved their victory given the way they played. We could probably have had more than one goal in the last 15 minutes of the first half but the game sort of petered out after that. We were poor for the first half an hour."
It was only Albion's second Coca-Cola Championship home defeat of the season.
Their recent run of form has been less encouraging, winning just once in their last six league games.
Mowbray said: "I am not interested in statistics, I am interested in the performances of the team and generally they have not been too bad. If they are right, the results will follow. We will see how we go next week, and then the next week."
He added: "If they [Hull] had been peppering our goal I would be worried - but that was not the case.
"The general flow of play was towards their goal but they had the ability to counter attack and broke away well with Campbell, who is a good player, and Folan, who has got some power and strength so when they knocked it long it tended to stay around him.
"But we genuinely believed that we could go on and win the game after half-time.
"Sometimes you have to be brave to win a match by making attacking substitutions and, sometimes, you lose games by doing that.
"We could easily have won the game 2-1 and then we would be sitting here saying how great our character was - but some poor defending let Folan step inside and his shot has deflected into the goal."