And Conlon has admitted the nature of the loss has given Stuart McCall's side a wake-up call as they strive for a promotion place.
"There are a lot of disappointed lads after what happened. We weren't good enough as individuals and we've got to look at ourselves in the mirror," he told the Telegraph and Argus.
"But sometimes results like that can be the best thing that can happen in the long run. It's a real kick up the backside - and one we weren't expecting - but it will make sure we have to stay focused.
"It's been a long week and there's been plenty of time to think about what went wrong but we'll crack on again Saturday at Notts County and hopefully go on another good run."