Colchester manager John Ward has tipped his side to bounce back from a rare setback when they take on Huddersfield on Saturday.
The Us, who are unbeaten in the league this season, slipped to their first home defeat since April when they lost 2-0 to Wycombe in Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash.
Ward said: "You're always disappointed when you've lost a game because we're talking about a strong squad and a good squad of players.
"If we had won, it would have been four more games until a final.
"We didn't do that and we now have to work very hard on Saturday and please our supporters a little bit.
"These players are fine and they'll bounce back on Saturday, I have absolutely no doubt about that."