Goalkeeper Scott Flinders was left frustrated that the Robins didn't get to grips with Newport County's new approach in the second half of Friday's defeat at Rodney Parade.
The Welsh side changed their shape at the interval and made two half time substitutes, and through a Chris Hussey own goal they claimed a 1-0 win.
Flinders was pleased with elements of Cheltenham's performance, but felt there were other areas where they could have done better in.
"It seems to be two steps forward, one step back at the minute," he said after the match.
"But we go again. I think there's eight games to go, we just need to finish the season strongly now. You could see in the first half we had a lot of fight, but we need to carry on that fight for 90 minutes.
"The gaffer keeps saying we need to put two halves together. I think we started a little bit shakey in the first five minutes but after that we were the better team and created the better chances.
"It was the same in the second half. We started a bit shakey, they changed things, and we didn't really get to grips with them coming out in the second half so then we're chasing the game again. Things to work on again but we go again."
See Flinders full post-match interview by watching above on iFollow.
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