A bitterly disappointed Paul Hurst tried to make sense of tonight’s defeat at Nuneaton.
He said: “I can’t pick any positives out of tonight’s game.
“I think that is as bad as it gets.
"I can't pick any positives out apart from the fact that we managed to turn up on time to the game, but we might as well have not bothered. I think that's as bad as it gets."
Is all the talk of Wembley on Sunday a distraction?
“I don't see how that can be the case, apart from maybe one or two that might think they'll be playing anyway because there's no-one else. Well no-one has put their case forward there to play at Wembley, but we've got to pick a team to put out there.
"We spoke about getting three points tonight and keeping the pressure on those above us but at the minute we'll be very lucky to get in the play-offs."
“It looks like they don’t want to play there. Ultimately some players aren’t performing so it is trying to give players opportunities to perform. If our team that we put out tonight isn’t good enough to perform and beat Nuneaton – that’s no disrespect to them - they fully deserved the victory and worked very hard, but we’ve got it massively wrong about the players we’ve got at the football club.. I would take Nuneaton’s eleven players over ours tonight.
“Forest Green and Macclesfield will now be rubbing their hands - more so after tonight’s score-line. If the players can’t be up for Wembley then they are in the wrong profession. It’s an opportunity to win a trophy. I am sure that when it come around we will be doing everything we can to do that.
“At this moment in time I wish we were playing Gateshead. I just want to get into league games. I’ll be delighted when Sunday is out of the way.“