The midfielder won't have long to wait for the chance - we're straight back into Premiership action with a noon kick-off at Derby County on Saturday.
Bobby Robson's high-flyers produced a storming second half display to overturn our 1-0 half-time lead and win 3-1 at the Lane.
"No-one likes to lose," insisted Darren. "We were disappointed but we've got to pick ourselves up.
"We did well in the first half, could have got a second goal but they changed their system in the second half, packed the midfield and we were overrun. We gave away some bad goals as well.
"But the season has gone well overall, a few ups and downs and it's all about how we react that matters. We have a game on Saturday so hopefully we'll get it out of our system."
Having played 15 games in two months, it was suggested that fatigue might have crept in after that second half display.
But Darren countered: "There are lots of games, we've had injuries and we've all had to play a lot.
"There might be a bit of fatigue, especially in that second half, but we don't want to use that as an excuse. We just have to pick ourselves up quickly on Saturday."
Darren Anderton is determined to get Wednesday's defeat against Newcastle out of the system as soon as possible.