ANDY MORRISON admits it will take a while to get over Connah's Quay Nomads' last gasp Europa League defeat to Dinamo Tbilisi.

Nomads were more than holding the Georgian champions at Wrexham's Racecourse Stadium and heading for extra-time with the five minutes of injury time completed.

However, the Quay conceded a penalty which Dinamo covered with the last kick to progress to the third qualifying round.

Nomads could only name three substitutes after it was announced the previous day that three senior players had tested positive for coronavirus with an additional two showing symptoms of the virus.

And Morrison, also without injured captain George Horan, felt a lack of replacements caught up with the Quay.

"We definitely deserved extra-time," said Morrison.

"I just think the circumstances caught up on us in the end.

"They've made three substitutions, we had to make one that was forced with Jamie Insall, who was our main threat, having to come off.

"That probably gave them a little bit of impetus in that last 20 minutes, we haven't been able to do that and that is circumstances, and it is a hard luck story.

"Football is very cruel and it is a hard one to take for us. It is going to be hard to swallow that for a while because the boys gave everything.

"You are talking about a top team there and they could barely get a shot on goal; tactically without the ball we were absolutely incredible, completely stifling a team and allowing them to run out of ideas, and still causing a threat the other way.

"It is a really tough one to take."