Paul Hurst said that he was pleased to be back in the dugout as Town manager, but he was bitterly disappointment after suffering defeat in his first game back.
Speaking on iFollow Mariners, Hurst said: “I’m obviously disappointed to lose, I’m not going to stand here and pretend that I’m happy because we’ve lost the game.
“Football’s about winning games, and particularly with the position we’re in, especially now we’ve dropped into the bottom two.
“In truth, I’m also pleased to be back on the touchline. I think today’s a prime example of when we could’ve done with the fans here, and I miss that side of it.
“But from being sat on the sofa watching games on scouting platforms, it’s a much better place to be and feel part of it.
“I’m still happy in some ways, but like I say I don’t want anybody to be mistaken that I’m happy about the result.”
“Second half, I have to give the players credit. I spoke about character and are we going to throw the towel in. I’m going to learn a lot, I’ve already been looking at things but being stood in the dressing room and on the touchline, you find out about people’s character, and they had a go, and that’s all you can ask for.”
Listen to the full post-match interview on iFollow Mariners.