Colin Calderwood feels that his young reserve side learnt a few harsh lessons against Arsenal on Monday evening at Barnet.
Against a side containing a number of international stars, the second-string appeared to be punished for virtually every error made in our own last third and were very quickly three goals down after a pretty evenly contested opening stage.
Colin feels that each individual must examine the display, work out where it went wrong and then seek to take some positives out of the eventual 4-0 defeat.
"They are down after that," conceded the Scot. "Everyone thinks that they are progressing and doing well - and certain performances show that they are doing alright.
"You want them to be confident, you want them to be progressive and think positively about the game and our own displays.
"Sometimes, especially against your fiercest rivals, you want them to roll their sleeves up and dig in. Now, the effort was there, but in certain areas of the pitch we were so loose that we couldn't get a foothold in the game.
"At 2-0 we had the best chance of the first half and didn't score - then they went up the other end and made it 3-0. Even after it was 4-0, I'll give them credit, they persevered and went about it."