"The gaffer has said to us that although we have lost the game he was pleased with our performance and the way we created chances away from home," McAliskey told the Nottingham Evening Post on Monday.
"Sometimes in away matches you only have one or two decent chances and we probably had three or four.
"That is a good sign and I don't think it is too far away from coming right for us. Things seem to be dropping nicely for other teams but not for us. The luck is not going our way, but it will eventually.
"I think I was onside when I scored what I thought was a second goal. But if we keep working hard, we will start to get the breaks."
On the prospect now of the Stags lifting themselves for the visit of Chesterfield, he went on "I think we can definitely beat them. Peterborough are favourites to win the league but we gave them a really good game.
"I think we have to cut out the silly mistakes at the back because we are letting in goals even when we are looking comfortable.
"But it was a decent performance so we will still go into the Chesterfield match with a decent amount of confidence."
Full report and more reaction in todays Post.