PALMER AND ROSENIOR REACTION
Audio interview with Carlton Palmer from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Injured player-manager Carlton Palmer said: "I thought we had played some excellent football in the games so far but, today, it was just a case of eradicating the mistakes from set pieces which has been a fine line for us so far.
"I am delighted for the fans who were magnificent today. That is the best football they have seen here for a long time.
"In the end we could have had more goals than that. The lads have been a bit disappointed we didn't get more than a point from the first two games.
"But we have stayed positive and worked hard. When you are conceding from set pieces it is down to bad defending and not bad luck.
"They are a great set of lads who really want to do well and the fans just need to stay patient with them as they are young boys learning the game. But I am sure, if they do, they will give them something to cheer about this "
Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior slammed his side's display and raged: ""We were absolute rubbish from start to finish, apart from the young lads who came on and gave us some mobility in the second half.
"I have some tough decisions to make and some hard work. But I want to go home, reflect on it and then go in tomorrow morning and sort things out.
"I feel so sorry for our supporters. They were different class to come all this way to watch that. We were an absolute disgrace."
He added: "I feel let down and that's never happened to me before. Even last season when we were losing we showed effort and application which we didn't today.
"But I won't scream and shout or rant and rave. Action speaks louder than words.
"Of course I ask questions of myself, too. If I didn't I wouldn't be the person that I am. If we are back to square one then so be it. But I won't make excuses for that rubbish."
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