Gary Johnson wished this week had an extra day after admitting he had to work to do with his Yeovil Town team.
The Glovers follows up an abject display at Bristol Rovers with a tired and dismal offering against AFC Bournemouth that ended their unbeaten npower League One start.
Richard Hughes' first half free kick was all that separated the teams on the scoresheet, with the hosts failing to make a meaningful impact on the afternoon.
Johnson said: "You double your points to your games. We are five games in with ten points and you're going to win promotion (on that form).
"You're not going to win every game but you can learn from every game and we will learn from today. Hopefully we will come back flying. It's a big old week, though, and I wish there were eight days this week."
The Glovers travel to MK Dons on Saturday on the back of a week without a Tuesday night fixture for the first time this campaign.
"Mentally they looked a bit tired but this was a big game and a test for them," Johnson said after the final whistle.
"We have to adjust. We have to get them in, that's for sure, we can't be giving them too many days off. Certainly we will be doing things that get their mental fitness back before the weekend."
The boss added he could have taken off any of his outfield players when introducing Rohan Ince and Gozie Ugwu on 42 minutes against Cherries.
He said: "It's unusual for anyone to make a double substitution. I didn't do it for any other purpose than I didn't think we were running enough and it could have been any two from ten to be honest.
"I decided to put on the two lads that I thought would give us extra legs because I thought we weren't running around quickly enough and I needed to make a change to let them know I wasn't happy."
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