"Until it is mathematically impossible we won't give up; it is important we keep fighting and get as many points from now to the end of the season," he says.
"If we don't get the top two we need to seal a play-off spot.
"We owe the fans massively and it is just a shame that we have to wait a whole week to do something about it.
"It is a big shame for us but we have all got to be strong and bounce back to prove we are good enough to be up there.
"It has hurt everyone, the players and the fans - we just have to bounce back and put that out of our minds now.
"It wasn't a good game and after a performance like that everyone was a bit down.
"It is unfortunate for us and we have to bounce back but it is a pity we have to wait for another few days for the next game."
Jon points particularly to the second half as being disappointing and he adds:
"We came in at half time and we weren't overly happy but we felt that we were in the game, and if we had chances we could take them, go on and do something.
"But in the second half it was just one of those things we all want to forget.
"We conceded an early goal but then got one back straight away, then they just dominated from then on.
"That is how we have got to be - but we weren't - and they have missed two penalties so it could have been six."
As for Steve Bywater's sending off, Jon adds:
"I was following the ball and I was shocked; it looked like the ref was waiting to see whether it went in or not as to if he would send him off but I am not too sure what actually happened.
"But the sending off has hurt us a little bit because it is difficult to chase a game when you are a player down."
He insists that any crowd unrest had nothing to do with the performance, however, and concludes:
"It did not affect things at all; a game like that was always going to be an electric atmosphere and it was."