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Boss Pleased To Be In The Hat

2 December 2012

Keith Curle was happy to see his team put their name in the hat for the third round of the FA Cup with Budweiser.

On Saturday, Notts claimed a 1-1 draw with npower League 2 high-flyers Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

Yoann Arquin’s tremendous volley had given the Magpies a 32nd minute lead, only for Ben Pringle to take the match to a replay with a fine finish before the break.

On the day, Notts were without a number of key players and Curle was pleased with how his side coped against a tough outfit. 

“We started the game very well and then I thought the game petered out,” he said. 

“We struggled to have anything to build off up front, which meant that we ended up camped in our own half, because we weren’t able to progress. 

“We weren’t able to take the ball into the opposition half on a regular basis so we had to be resilient on our defensive capabilities. 

“We had a few changes and we knew that we weren’t going to have that fluidity to our play that we’re used to but the lads that came in did well.

“When you lose the spine of your team, as we did with Dean Leacock, Andre Boucaud and Chris Iwelumo missing out, to replace them and still be solid and try to play the game in the right way was commendable.” 

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