"It has been tough
, they (Torquay) had been in a relegation battle for the last three seasons really, and were relegated this season just gone, so it has been a tough few years as a team," said Young.
She added: "But more importantly they've been tough
for everybody on all sides that have been affected by the issues highlighted by this case and throughout the three-year police investigation and through our eight-month trial we've always tried to keep our troubles in perspective."
The former Reading, Chelsea and Aston Villa man added: "The managerial situation has been tough, but it is all an excuse really.
"Training under this manager has been tough - but it can be tougher.
"The ground was all churned up and it would have been tough
for him to find a decent spot."
He added: "It's been tough
, it's something I've been dealing with on and off for 18 months.
Players in the dressing room have rallied when times have been tough
, and most pleasing is the chairman's faith in me."
The Surrey left-hander, who replaces the injured Nasser Hussain, said: "It's going to be tough but all the Test matches I have played for England have been tough
so it's not as if I am going to do something I have not done before.
Over the last couple of years it has been tough
with the landlords - leopards that don't change their spots.