ALEX HUNT is ‘loving life’ at York City after finding form under Adam Hinshelwood in recent weeks.

Hunt has been a standout player for York after initially struggling on his debut in a 2-0 defeat to Barnet, with the Grimsby Town loanee finding his feet with City since Hinshelwood’s appointment as manager.

The midfielder admitted that he is loving playing for the club, but confessed that the squad were feeling ‘gutted’ after conceding a late equaliser to FC Halifax Town on Tuesday night in a 1-1 draw.

“To be honest, the boys are absolutely gutted and rightly so,” Hunt told club media.

“We showed a lot of grit and determination, it was a bit of a different game to Friday’s game, the ball wasn’t on the floor as much but you’ve got to play to the conditions.

“We tried to play the best we could and we did really well at times, we went toe-to-toe with four teams around the play-offs, beat three and drawn with one.

“I think it shows how far we’ve come in these last few weeks, that we’re absolutely gutted to have lost to a team that are seventh in the league.

“The boys are gutted but we’ve just got to pick ourselves up and go again on Saturday.

“That Altrincham performance was unacceptable, not just the result but the performance as well.

“The fans pay a lot of money and spend a lot of time away from their families to come and watch us. You put on that display, it wasn’t what they deserved.

“So we want to put in better performances first of all. We put everything in for the badge and I think we’ve done that in the last four games. It has come to fruition, getting 10 points out of 12.

“If you were in the changing room before any of the games, but the Aldershot one, all the right things were getting said.

“It’s a different story when you go over the white line, nobody can help you then, you’ve got to do it and I think the lads showed a lot of amazing character to get the wins we’ve had. There’s been a lot of bravery shown.

“We wanted to see it out. If we could have seen it out then it would have been absolutely brilliant.

“The lads would have been absolutely buzzing. You could see the fans up there tonight. It’s just a shame we couldn’t send them home with all three points.

“Hopefully the games that are left, we take nine points from it.

“We’re in a position where we have nothing to lose. It’s us against everyone else at this time and we want to go out there and show everyone what we can do.

“There’s no point sitting in mid-table at this point in the year. If I were going out on loan to a team in mid-table then there would have been nothing to play for.

“I love this challenge. I think it brings out character in players and I think they are starting to see that we have got a lot of character in this team and that we can pull through.”

Hunt also discussed a ‘difficult’ debut for the midfielder, where he struggled to really be involved under Neal Ardley, but felt that Hinshelwood’s arrival suits his style of play, going on to confess his love for the football club.

The 23-year-old also spoke on the supporters' backing at the 2-1 victory over Chesterfield on Good Friday, comparing the atmosphere to something similar of the EFL.

“I found my debut tough to be honest. I’d only been there a couple of days but there are no excuses, I wasn’t good enough.

“Since the new gaffer has come in, he’s got a way of playing and I think it really suits me, him, and his staff have been brilliant.

“All of the lads have been brilliant with me and I’m really enjoying it.

“The lads are class, I love the club and it’s got a massive fanbase. You could see on Friday how big it could be.”