Harry Kewell is convinced Crawley's luck will change after watching his side go down 1-0 at Cheltenham.
Mohamed Eisa's fourth goal of the season was enough to condemn Crawley to their third straight defeat at the start of the former Leeds and Liverpool star's reign as manager.
But he saw enough positives at Whaddon Road to feel confident they can turn things around.
"We played well and created 13 or 14 chances and we need to be more ruthless, which will come," Kewell said.
"You have to remember it's a different team, with a different way of playing and training, so it'll take time for players to adapt.
"Silly mistakes have cost us and in football you have to take your chances.
"We can only control certain parts of the game and certain decisions didn't go our way either.
"We knew what Cheltenham would do, but we were positive and I am sure we will get there."
Robins boss Gary Johnson admitted it was a relief to pick up a first League Two win of the season after last week's 2-1 defeat at Morecambe.
"It's good to get the first win pretty early and it gets more important to do it in the second game if you can't do it on the opening day," Johnson said.
"I was pleased with the lads' game management, it was a good result and it's nice to keep a clean sheet too.
"We didn't have a great pre-season with clean sheets, but we looked up for it today.
"To be fair to Crawley, they were competitive and they didn't come here and sit back.
"It was a great winning goal and Mo Eisa seems to be there when it matters at the moment."