NEIL Warnock believes there isn't anything to worry about long-term despite Palace's narrow 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday night.
Having gained a point on Saturday at Swansea but failing to come away with anything against an average Villa side, Warnock believes there's still a long way to go in the season.
He said: "We've trained hard and worked well but things haven't come off.
"I think we've got a group of lads that are capable of beating anybody, going anywhere so it might be the more difficult games that we come up with points.
"It's going to be one of those seasons. I don't think we've got to worry about anything.
"We've got to work on our own game and try and put more chances away that we create and I think we'll be alright."
Scott Dann lost possession inside his own half to allow Christian Benteke to run at Brede Hangeland before curling it past Julian Speroni for the winner.
And Warnock wants to see the centre-back boot it to safety the next time he finds himself in that position.
"I think he should have kicked it out of the stand and not be ashamed to do it," said the boss.
"There were two or three things really, I thought Brede [Hangeland] could have come out as well but that's these decisions and they stand or fall and unfortunately for Scott, who's been probably our best player defensive wise, it's a cruel punishment; but hopefully you learn by that.
"You can't score in Row Z, can you?"
By Dan Gibbs