Sam Hird spoke to iFollow Barrow after helping to lead the team during Saturday’s visit to Harrogate Town.
The defender was asked to step up and take temporary charge for the game at The EnviroVent Stadium after it was confirmed that boss David Dunn had tested positive for coronavirus and both he and Assistant Manager Rob Kelly had gone in to self-isolation.
However, Hird, assisted by Craig Rutherford, could not oversee victory in North Yorkshire as Jack Muldoon’s first half strike secured all three points for Harrogate during an untidy encounter.
“It is times like this when you all need to pull together and we all did that, staff and players, and we had a good go,” Hird told iFollow.
“Things might have affected us going in to the game but I don’t think we played as well as we can do, and the lads know that and it’s disappointing to come away and lose.
“It was a scrappy game and, if I am being honest, I didn’t think either side played particularly well but we need to get better at what we try to do in order to beat teams like that.
“The Manager has been in touch with Craig and I to give us his thoughts on the match and I think we’ll probably speak again later.”