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Bounce Back And Regroup

26 August 2012

First team manager is looking for his team to respond positively after Saturday's loss...

Keith Curle will not allow his players’ heads to drop, following the Magpies’ first defeat of the season on Saturday.

Although Notts dominated much of the game, Walsall came away from Meadow Lane with all three points, courtesy of skipper Andy Butler’s 80th minute finish. 

County created a host of chances in the opening 45 minutes but failure to make the most of them proved costly.

Curle believes that there are still plenty of plus points to take out of the match and will be looking for his side to bounce back against Bury next weekend. 

“Walsall came and had a gameplan to try and frustrate us and to a degree it probably worked more so in the second half,” he said on Magpie Player. 

“In the first half I thought we played some excellent football but we didn’t quite have that breakthrough in front of goal.

“We still created about 18 chances, with six or seven on target.

“It’s forward thinking play but we didn’t quite have that cutting edge.” 

He continued: “We need to quickly respond and regroup, because there’s a lot of positives to take from the game.

“We want a little bit frantic in the last 10 minutes but that’s the nature of the game when you’re trying to get something back out of the game.

“You’re going to end up a little bit more open but there was a good level of commitment and the application’s there. 

“There’s a belief in the dressing room that we will give it everything we’ve got until the whistle blows.
“We didn’t get the run of the green at times but we’ll bounce back and regroup quickly.

“We’re hoping that Francois Zoko and Jamal Campbell-Ryce might be available for the next encounter as well.”

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