Matt Taylor believes it's "hard to judge" the result due to the availability of his players, as City fell to defeat against Sutton United.
Speaking after the game the manager said:
"It hurts a little bit. I don't think we deserved to lose it. In terms of the context of the game we can't judge the result due to the players we had available.
"The way the team went about their work, I'm proud of the performance but obviously disppointed with the result."
City were forced to play with an unfamilair back two with Sam Stubbs and Cheick Diabate both making their league debuts for the Grecians, but the manager was impressed with their performancess.
"They'll learn a lot from both goals. For Sam to play 90 minutes after not playing for a year is incredible. Cheick has played a lot of games this season but tonight showed how much of a step up it is at this level. It was a physical game but I thought they both stood up to it well!"
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