The lads suffered a 1-0 loss against Crystal Palace at the weekend having dominated for long periods and carving out a number of chances.
But coach Pat is far from downhearted. "I would say apart from the recent defeat against Leicester it's been a pretty positive spell for us," said Pat.
"Leicester was disappointing but we played well in defeat at Aston Villa with a number of lads out and deserved to get something from Palace.
"We've been pleased with the schoolboys who have come in so that's a plus and good experience for them.
"I've I said all along, we've also been delighted with a number of lads who have gone up to the reserves and have now played at that level for a few weeks.
"Just as important is we're getting bodies back from injury which is a real plus and gives us decent numbers to work with in training. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we'll have Leigh Mills back and one or two others."
Pat Holland is looking on the brighter side of life despite a couple of recent defeats for his Under-18 team.