DAVID McGurk said he was going to lock himself in a room to try to get over the “massive disappointment” of the Blue Square Premier play-off final defeat.

The centre-back reflected on his confidence going into the game and bemoaned an opening period which took the match away from his team.

“I don’t know what I am going to do in the next week,” McGurk said. “I am going to lock myself in a room, I think.

“We obviously didn’t settle down in the first 20 minutes and we found ourselves 2-0 down.

“Once we got ourselves passing, I thought we caused some problems. It’s just a massive, massive disappointment because I was so confident – not over-confident, just really confident going into the game.

“We didn’t deal with those two long balls in the first 20 minutes and it’s a big ask to get back into the game when you are 2-0 down.

“Once we got the goal, we kept coming back again. We had a couple of chances but the goal at the end, we just got caught because we are all pushing on.”

McGurk added that Oxford United goalkeeper Ryan Clarke’s first-half howler which gave City their goal had given the whole team belief they could perform a miraculous comeback.

He said: “The talk in the dressing room (at half-time) was ‘we can get this back’, ‘we can do this’.”