Dejected Neil Wainwright revealed his 'absolute devastation' after crashing out of the FA Cup.

The Darlington winger was inconsolable after Quakers slipped to a hugely disappointing 3-2 defeat at the hands of non-league Farnborough Town on Saturday.

"I'm just absolutely devastated we didn't perform in such a big game, especially the FA Cup," said Wainwright.

"It's worse than losing a league game because it's such a special occasion.

"You feel for the fans and I just felt empty when I was leaving the pitch.

"It's disappointing for all of us and I think there'll be one or two sleepless nights for a few of our players."

Wainwright believes the absence of suspended striker Barry Conlon did little to help their cause with Richard Offiong and Ian Clark forming a new-look attack.

Former Sunderland man Wainwright believes Saturday's clash was just the kind of game Conlon normally revels in.

"Taking the conditions into consideration I think we missed Baz a lot today," said Wainwright.

"He's the kind of player we'd be looking to aim at early on in the game.

"We didn't really have the players to win balls in the air and hold the ball up like he does.

"Offy has the pace to beat players and Clarky is good at getting past people but I think what we needed today was someone big and strong like Baz."

The loss of Conlon may have played some part but on the day Quakers were undone by a side whose will to win was evidently greater.

"Mick told us before the game that if we outwork them then we are well capable of winning," said Wainwright.

"That was the difference - they worked harder than us."

Quakers return to league action this week with a difficult trip to Oxford

And Wainwright believes it's the perfect opportunity to put things right.

"We've just got to lift ourselves for the Oxford game now," said Wainwright.

"What we have to do is make sure we start the game better because that's what lost us it today."

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