Harry Kewell insisted there were positives to be taken from Tuesday evening's defeat to Charlton Athletic in the Checkatrade Trophy, despite the result.
The Australian felt his side did more than enough to get something from the contest with Karl Robinson's men, but came up short in crucial moments in the match.
"I'm disappointed with the result tonight, but not the performance of the side on a whole, he told iFollow Crawley.
"I felt key moments in the game went against us, and sometimes that will happen, but the boys gave everything this evening.
"We knew Charlton would be a good side who play good football, but I did feel we did more than enough to get something out of the game."
The Head Coach rang the changes for the game against the Addicks, with a new look side comoared to the one which defeated Swindon Town at the weekend, and he was happy with what the new faces showed him.
"I made some changes this evening and I've been impressed by what the boys who came in showed me," he continued.
"Everyone's working hard and giving me a selection headache.
"I thought the front four did really wel and players I introduced like Billy (Clifford) came in and did well too - there's definitley positives to tke despite the result and that's what we'll do."