Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll refused to dwell on Martin Woods' penalty miss which cost his side dearly in the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle.
The home side trailed to Dean Shiels' opener before Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan - in the 92nd minute - sent Newcastle back to the top of the table.
Zurab Khizanishvili was also sent off for the Magpies, who could have gone on to lose the game had Woods not missed a 76th-minute spot-kick.
O'Driscoll said: "If my auntie was my uncle. I would have said the same if we'd have come off winning 1-0. There's no point hiding behind that, we pride ourselves on doing certain things and at times I thought we didn't do them very well.
"He is the skipper. Penalties will be scored and missed as long as there are football matches. He's taken responsibility and the modern game needs players to take responsibility.
"All we ask is that if they make a mistake they react in a positive manner, so in training on Monday morning he's got to be bright."