ADAM HINSHELWOOD took positives from his first outing as York City manager, despite suffering a 3-2 defeat to a clinical Wealdstone side.

The newly-appointed York boss took charge of his first match as manager this afternoon, but wasn’t able to enjoy a new manager bounce as a brace from Max Kretzschmar and a header from Jack Cook ruled out a first double for the football club from Billy Chadwick.

Hinshelwood was disappointed to suffer defeat and felt that Wealdstone were simply more clinical than City, also addressing Tyler Cordner’s return to the fold after making his first start since December.

“I’m big enough and old enough to take the criticism that is rightly going to come my way, all I do is focus on the players and making sure that they are ready come Tuesday now,” Hinshelwood told BBC York.

“I thought that in the first-half there was some really good positive play but we just couldn’t quite find that second goal.

“The timing of us conceding was really denting to our confidence, the timing of it all really.

“The chance to score and go 2-0 up, we didn’t capitalise and take it and ultimately you get those where you have got to take them. It just didn’t happen for us today.

“We will learn a lot from today’s game, that is for sure.

“It’s been tough, but we’re not going to shy away from anything. I thought that first and foremost, the players left everything out there, we wanted to play more of a high pressing game and they took to that really well.

“It would have been nice to come away with something, just to give us a little bit more belief.

“We were in some good areas but their lads were clinical when they got them, putting them into the side netting.

“We got in some good areas but weren’t as clinical as they were today, but it’s not the time to start blaming the players because they left everything out there on the pitch.

“All the time they do that, it’s down to us to iron out what we see went wrong and the mistakes we made to come back positive on Tuesday.”

Hinshelwood also addressed Cordner’s return to the fold, as the City centre-back made his first start  since December replacing Will Smith.

The York boss explained how he had learned plenty from a tight contest at the LNER Community Stadium, and reacted to the Minstermen’s league position in the Vanarama National League after dropping into the relegation zone.

Hinshelwood told BBC York: “We will learn more about the players on the pitch and what we haven’t got time for is to send people out on loan.

“We’ve got to get our heads down and work hard, all of the time that those players put the effort in, I am sure that there will be little margins to get it right.

“There will be some personnel that was going to change, there is a new manager coming in.

“I learned a lot from what I have seen out there today, from the players, but ultimately the effort, determination and grit has got to be there for us, and it was definitely there.

“It’s down to us now and we’ll look at ourselves, but we will learn a lot from the game today.

“We’re not going to shy away from it and we’re not going to hide from it.

“I sensed that amongst the stadium and amongst the team, my job is to keep them believing again and there will be lots of positives to take from today’s game.

“We’re going to stick to that and show them that, but at the same time we have got to learn from the mistakes that we are making.

“We’ve got to dust ourselves down and work hard, that’s all we can do.

“We’re not going to shy away from that, it’s not going to be easy and we’re not going to pretend that it’s going to be easy.

“One thing we will do is really work hard and make sure we come back on Tuesday night, learning from our mistakes today and put them right.”