On-loan midfielder wants to make Meadow Lane his permanent home...
Tuesday night’s star man Andre Boucaud has set his sights on a long-term stay at Meadow Lane.
Boucaud, who is initially on loan with the club from Luton Town until January, made his competitive debut for the Magpies in the 2-0 triumph over Hartlepool United.
The midfielder had not played League 1 football since 2004.05 but made an impressive return with a man of the match display that saw him receive a standing ovation from the home faithful.
Boucaud is determined to repay the faith shown in him by first team manager Keith Curle and will be working hard to produce more performances of the same quality.
“I just want to get a deal at Notts County, I’m happy that I’ve got an opportunity now,” he told Magpie Player.
“I’m going to keep working hard and hopefully, come January, I can get offered a long-term deal or a longer deal than six months.
“I haven’t played league football in quite a while but I’ve been training with the lads for five or six weeks now and I’m feeling well.
“I was just happy to put on the shirt and give it my best shot.
“I haven’t played League 1 since I was 19, I think, so that’s like eight years ago, so I’m happy to get another opportunity.
“Hopefully I’ve put my best foot forward and I can keep it going.”
Boucaud’s teammates watching from the stands were among the first to be on their feet when Gavin Mahon replaced him in the 77th minute.
The Trinidad & Tobago international believes it shows how tight-knit the squad has become in such a short space of time.
He continued: “It’s always good to get applauded off your teammates and I’m happy that the fans have hopefully took to me.
“We’re all together - we’re all a team and we’re all in it together.
“We just want to win and get promotion, which is a good thing, as you can see the guys are cheering me on and I’d be doing the same if they were out there.
“I’ve only been here five weeks but it feels like I’ve known the lads a long time because everyone made me feel welcome.
“I’m just glad that we’ve got a good bunch of lads and we’re out there getting three points.”
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