Norwich City will keep level-headed and aim for a quick response to Sunday's setback against Sunderland. 

That's according to goalkeeper Angus Gunn, who was unable to prevent Abdoullah Ba from scoring the game's only goal at Carrow Road to deflate the recently growing optimism around City and halt their five-game unbeaten run. 

The defeat leaves the Canaries sitting outside the Championship's top six with an away double-header against Huddersfield Town and Stoke City to come this week. 

Despite the natural disappointment that surrounds the result, Gunn sought to place it into perspective after the full-time whistle. 

"I know one of their players and I was gutted after the game, but he was talking about how crazy the Championship is this season. If we win the next two games then we could be in the top four - you never know," he said.

"Like the manager has said, we never get too high with the wins and we won't get too low with the defeats. We need to concentrate on putting things right but we can't get too disappointed with it.

"It was a good opportunity today and it seems that when they come that we slip up, that's the most annoying thing. Hopefully we can get the timing right with our push and get there by the end of the season."

A sloppy first-half proved costly to City, who were unable to test Gunn's counterpart Anthony Patterson throughout the contest. 

Following Norwich's impressive 3-2 win over Millwall last weekend, this defeat felt like an unwelcome bump back down to earth for David Wagner's men. 

The Pink Un: Angus Gunn sought to put Sunday's defeat to Sunderland into perspective.Angus Gunn sought to put Sunday's defeat to Sunderland into perspective. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

City's recent run of positive form came off the back of a defeat to Bristol City last month, and Gunn is targeting a similar response this time around. 

"It's hard just after the game on the pitch and at half time for players and fans when we perform like that," City's keeper admitted post-match.

"It's not good enough and it's hard to pick yourself back up. We cannot get too low from defeats and we have another game on Wednesday which gives us a chance to put it right.

"After we lost to Bristol City we went on a good run - we need to do that again."