Paul Lambert is sure Aston Villa are mentally strong enough to get over their worst start to a season since the 1986-87 relegation campaign.
Villa were six minutes away from a battling draw against Fulham on Saturday when Chris Baird scored from a near-post corner, condemning Lambert's men to more away-day blues.
To make matters worse, Christian Benteke had a golden opportunity to rescue a point for Villa but he missed the target from close range.
Villa have just five points from their first eight matches of the season and it is 13 games since their last Premier League win on the road. But Lambert is confident his side are close to turning the corner.
"There were a lot of good things there. I am disappointed to lose but I can't be too disheartened with the way they played," Lambert said.
"It is important they don't get their heads down. I have told them that. They will get knocks along the way and it is how you bounce back.
"I think they will be fine. I think they are mentally...