By Liam Ryder
Andy Monkhouse believes Whitby Town were unfortunate not to leave the Weaver Stadium with any points following a positive display.
Monkhouse joined the action at half-time for his first appearance in two months as the Seasiders fell to a 1-0 defeat thanks to a fifth minute Clayton McDonald goal.
The returning man, however, is adamant that the Seasiders deserved to bring something home from their trip to Cheshire.
“I thought we deserved something out of the game to be honest,” Monkhouse said.
“I think a draw would be a fair result. After falling behind early on, we recovered quite well.
“The penalty miss didn’t help and I thought in the second half we had lots of possession but we unfortunately couldn’t get that goal.”
The experienced player also opened up on Chris Hardy’s half-time changes, stating: “the change of formation let us control the game but we just couldn’t get on the end of anything to take a draw out of the game.
“Chris told us to keep going and we implemented the changes well,” he added.
“But in the end, they were quite happy with defending the 1-0 lead.”
The Blues’ midfielder made a first appearance after a spell out with injury but he was pleased, from a personal point of view, to be back in action.
“It’s been annoying being out, seeing the lads not pick up many results and I like to be out on the pitch,” Monkhouse continued.
“I’m fit now and hopefully after 45 minutes under my belt I’ll be ready if needed next week.
“Being injured is the worst part of being a footballer. I’m looking forward to getting many more games under the belt.”
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