SUBSTITUTE keeper Phil Senior looked totally shell-shocked by defeat at Accrington yesterday.
The 21-year-old had been on the pitch only two minutes when Andy Gouck rifled Accrington's winner.
It was a sickening blow after waiting all season for a chance and Senior admitted:
"This feels just as bad as when we were relegated.
"It's as bad as the worst moment in my career and I can't believe it.
"Going on like that was just about the worst situation because there was next to no time left, but my first touch was picking the ball out of the net and that's very, very disappointing."
Senior started the last 15 matches of last season but lost his place when manager Peter Jackson signed Ian Gray in the summer.
Gray's injury - he had a dislocated finger relocated on the pitch by physio Lee Martin before being forced off with suspected broken bones - could now give Senior another opportunity.
"I would love to put this right by playing against Hull if Trigger (Gray) isn't available," said Senior.
"The lads did ever so well all the way through the game because the sending-off made it very difficult, and it's not surprising we're gutted after losing so late on.
"The shot seemed to be coming towards me, but then it swung back towards the centre of the goal. It did me with the swing.
"All I'd been thinking about was getting on the pitch and trying to do just as good a job as Ian had been doing.
"For things to happen like that was just awful, but that's football.
"Sometimes you're lucky and sometimes you're not."
Club captain Rob Edwards returned to full training today.