Hull City Under-18 Henry Curtis admitted the performance in the opening stages of their Professional Development League fixture against Nottingham Forest wasn’t good enough.
The Tigers conceded twice in the opening 10 minutes in a 2-1 defeat, with Harvey Carew scoring in injury time for John Anderson’s side.
“I thought we crumbled in the first 15 minutes and we didn’t have that togetherness we usually have,” said Curtis.
“However, I think after that spell and throughout the full second half, we managed to get ourselves back into the game and we stuck together and on another day, it could have been a different scoreline.
“I think if we followed in for (Luke) Rees' header, then we could have gotten another goal and then we would be talking about gaining a point, but we had other chances and I think on another day we could have got a better result.
“There are positives to take, though. We kept a clean sheet in the second half and we defended better than what we have in recent weeks, like the Sheffield United victory where we conceded five.
“I think for the next game against Crewe Alexandra, we just need to play how we did in the second half and if we do that, I think we can get a result.”