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INTERVIEW: An enjoyable night

7 November 2013

Conor Townsend on the Wolves game

On-loan Hull defender Conor Townsend spoke to us following the Wolves game on Tuesday night. 

"We all enjoyed the game," he said. "It's brilliant to play against the big teams because it gives you a chance to test yourself. I thought we handled them very well and it was an enjoyable night." 

"I was disappointed to get suspended and that is something I know I need to work on," he admitted."I just wanted to get playing again and thankfully Kav put his faith in me and put me straight back into the team." 

"As the game wore on we all seemed to grow in confidence because we realised it was there for the taking," he told us. "We probably should have got the winner in the second half, Lewis Guy had a really good chance which he would have scored nine times out of ten, but overall we're pleased with the point. 

"Obviously it would have been great to win the game but, and because of the performance, we're all still upbeat. It gives us something to build on again. Yes, we are a little bit disappointed we didn't get the three points but there are a lot of positives for us to take out of the game."

"I really like playing with Robbo [Matt Robson]," he admitted. "We've got a good understanding, which is important. I think the penalty came from our work on the left hand side which is pleasing and hopefully that's something we can carry on. 

"That was the type of performance we needed after recent results. I'm not sure about the Gillingham game, because I wasn't there, but we were all very disappointed after the Bristol City game. We haven't made up for that tonight but it is definitely a stepping stone and hopefully we can push on again from here." 

"I am happy with how the loan spell has gone so far," he said. "I think there's still things I can improve but that's why I came here. I've played just about every game and hopefully I can keep that up for the rest of the month. 

"I wasn't actually sure about the loan rules but I'm disappointed that I'll have to go back at the end of this month. I'm really enjoying my time here, not just because I'm playing games, but the lads have been brilliant with me. It's the first time I've lived away from home which has been a great experience. 

"It's something we could look at in January and I'd be happy to come back. That obviously isn't down to me though. The people at Hull will have to talk to Kav to see if they can sort something out."

"The game is for the fans so it's fantastic to be applauded off the pitch," he commented. "It's nice to see that they appreciate how hard we've worked and how much effort we put into the game. 

"This sort of game does make me want to come back. The atmosphere in the ground was great and playing against big teams is something we all want to do. If I don't end up coming back I'll definitely take tonight as one of the games I've really enjoyed being a part of. 

"I'm only 20 years old so playing games is very important for me. I'm not sure what the situation is at Hull but I just want to play as many games as I can and keep progressing. I feel like I've improved as my loan spell has gone on, and that has also been the case for the last two seasons when I've been out on loan."

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